University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Hu-Friedy, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $625,000
An estimated start date of 8/1/2018 through 5/31/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, August 2, 2018
The University awarded a contract for dental instruments.
Purchase of dental instruments used in patient clinics for dental procedures at the College of Dentistry.
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)) If a different vendor were brought in at this time, additional money would need to be invested to replace instruments and accessories used to sterilize, distribute, and store them. For example, the College has invested in the purchase of special cassettes that fit properly all the instruments and are able to go to through the sterilization process. Additional purchase of these cassettes would be necessary and would be a large expense for the College.
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