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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #361IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday August 31, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: W.L. Gore and Associates, Newark, DE
Amount: An estimated $2,900,000
An estimated start date of 8/31/2018 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 Friday, August 31, 2018
The University awarded a contract for synthetic vascular grafts.
Synthetic vascular graft materials are used to patch injured or diseased areas of arteries for replacement of whole segments of larger arteries such as the aorta and for use as sewing cuffs (as with the heart valve mentioned above).
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)) W.L. GORE offers synthetic vascular graft which is an implant used in direct patient care. Without access to this medical supplies, we will not be able to provide this type of procedure and a patient will go elsewhere and in turn, the University of Illinois Hospital will take a loss in revenue.

For additional information, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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