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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #374IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Change Order
Published Wednesday October 14, 2020
Vendor: Mentor Worldwide, LLC
Change Order Amount: $700,000
Increased estimated amount from $1,200,000 to $1,900,000 and extended the date from June 30, 2023 to December 11, 2023. See attached change order justification form for details.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday October 12, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Mentor Worldwide, LLC, Irvine, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,200,000
An estimated start date of 10/12/2018 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, October 12, 2018
The University awarded a contract for implants for cosmetic reconstructive surgery.
Mentor implants are used in cosmetic reconstructive surgery. Mentor offers tissue expanders and breast implants that are used in reconstructive surgeries. The Mentor Worldwide, LLC tissue expanders are used to create additional matching skin to repair damage caused by birth defects, burns, injuries, infections, tumors, or disease. Tissue expanders are intended for temporary subcutaneous implantation and require periodic, incremental inflation with sterile saline for injection until the desired amount of tissue is developed. Once, a desired pocket size is created a breast implant is placed to fill the void left behind by the tissue expander.
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)) Mentor surgical implants are used in direct patient care and without the Mentor implants the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer certain cosmetic reconstructive surgeries that in turn, would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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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  • Exemption374IDMMentorWorldwide.pdf (152 KB)
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