University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Covidien d/b/a Given Imaging, Duluth, GA
Amount: An estimated $147,300
An estimated start date of 7/20/2018 through 7/19/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The University awarded a contract for PillCam SB 3 System.
The PillCam SB 3 system that allows for direct visualization of the small bowel, supporting greater confidence when monitoring lesions inside the bowels of a patient that may be related to Crohn?s disease, obscure bleeding, or iron deficiency anemia. The system features advanced optics and imaging designed to deliver exceptional images of the mucosa.
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)) The supplies provided by Given Imaging/Covidien have to do with direct patient care. Without access to supplies the hospital would not be able to visualize and monitor gastrointestinal issues of patients at the University of Illinois Hospital.
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