University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Fisher Healthcare, Houston, TX
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 3/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, July 2, 2018
The University awarded a contract for supplies for patient specimen testing.
Fisher Healthcare is a laboratory distribution vendor providing a wide range of supplies for use in the University of Illinois Hospital Pathology Laboratories that are crucial to the operation of instrumentation, the collection of patient specimens, and the testing of those specimens.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) Vendor provides supplies a range of supplies which are crucial for patient care in the University of Illinois Hospital. Being able to source supplies from multiple manufacturers from one distributor helps the laboratory to run more efficiently, simplify operations, providing quick and reliable diagnoses.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.