University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: DiaSorin, Stillwater, MN
Amount: An estimated $400,000
An estimated start date of 11/1/2018 through 10/31/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The University awarded a contract for supplies for DiaSorin's Liaison system.
Purchase of supplies necessary for the operation of the DiaSorin Liaison sample to answer platform. The instrument is used to perform testing of University of Illinois Hospital patients for HSV and VZV by polymerase chain reaction.
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)) Currently HSV-1, HSV-2, and VZV testing by PCR is sent out to reference laboratories. The testing can now be brought in house to better serve our patients, physicians, and other care providers by producing rapid and accurate results on a large range of specimen sources.
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