University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: LDR Spine USA, Incorporated, Austin, TX
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/6/2018 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 5, 2018
The University awarded a contract for implantable plating and cervical disc systems.
LDR Spine offers an implantable plating system and cervical disc system with lumbar and cervical cages. LDR Spine implants are used in artificial disc replacement, or total disc replacement, which is a type of arthroplasty. It is a surgical procedure in which degenerated intervertebral discs in the spinal column are replaced with artificial devices in the lumbar or cervical spine.
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)) LDR Spine system have to do with direct patient care. Without access to supplies the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer artificial disc replacement procedure, which in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss in revenue to the hospital.
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