University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Piscataway, NJ
Amount: An estimated $3,500,000
An estimated start date of 11/5/2018 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, November 5, 2018
The University awarded a contract for orthopedic implants and reconstructive products.
Johnson and Johnson offers orthopedic implants and reconstructive products that are necessary for repairs, revisions and replacements to the knee, shoulder or hip joint in people with extensive damage from arthritis, or other degenerative conditions. Replacement with artificial components restore mobility and reduce pain. Johnson and Johnson orthopedic implants consist of screws, plates, hip, shoulder and knee implants.
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)) Johnson and Johnson spinal implants have to do with direct patient care. Without the Johnson and Johnson implants the hospital would not be able to offer spinal surgery that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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