University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Abbott Medical, Saint Paul, MN
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 10/22/2018 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 Monday, October 22, 2018
The University awarded a contract for vascular plugs.
The Saint Jude vascular plugs are implants that are used in pulmonary embolisms as a hemostatic treatment for bleeding or as a treatment for some types of cancer by deliberately blocking blood vessels to starve the tumor cells.
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)) Saint Jude vascular plugs have to do with direct patient care. Without the Saint Jude vascular plugs, the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to treat pulmonary embolism with a hemostatic treatment that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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