University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Intuitive Surgical Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA
An estimated start date of 9/24/2018 through 9/29/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, September 27, 2018
The University awarded a contract for da Vinci Surgical system.
Intuitive da Vinci Surgical System is used in robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery ? procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures. The University of Illinois Hospital will be leasing three systems.
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)) Intuitive da Vinci Surgical System has to do with direct patient care. Without the Intuitive da Vinci Surgical System the Hospital would not be able to offer robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, which in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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