University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN
Amount: An estimated $700,000
An estimated start date of 10/15/2018 through 10/14/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, October 12, 2018
The University awarded a contract for stains and reagents for Ventana Benchmark.
Purchase of special stains and other reagents for the operation the Ventana Benchmark special strainers from Roche Diagnostics. Special strainers are used to stain tissue slides and are used in the diagnosis of a range of medical diseases in University of Illinois Hospital patients.
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)) The Histology Laboratory?s current special strainers are over 10 years old and need to be replaced. Without new instrumentation, we risk instrument failure and significant delays in processing patient specimen samples.
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