University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Davol, Incorporated, Warwick, RI
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 9/6/2018 through 3/31/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 7, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Davol synthetic surgical mesh .
Davol synthetic surgical mesh is used in hernia repairs. Hernia repairs are a surgical operation for the correction of a hernia?a bulging of internal organs or tissues through the wall that contains the intestines.
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)) Davol synthetic surgical mesh has to do with direct patient care. Without the Davol synthetic surgical mesh the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer hernia repair that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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