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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #393IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday November 21, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Saint Jude Medical, Incorporated, Saint Paul, MN
Amount: An estimated $4,450,000
An estimated start date of 11/26/2018 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 Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The University awarded a contract for neuromodulation system.
The Saint Jude Medical neuromodulation system consists of implants that are used in neuromodulation pain treatment. The neuromodulation system includes electrical leads, implanted batteries, and a remote programmer that delivers electrical current in therapeutic doses to the spinal cord for relief of neuropathic pain. The neuromodulation system treatments involve stimulation or administration of medications directly to the body's nervous system for therapeutic purposes. These devices are implanted that can either include drug delivery pumps or neural stimulators.
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 Medical?s neuromodulation system has to do with direct patient care. Without the Saint Jude Medical neuromodulation system, the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer neuromodulation pain treatment that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

For additional information, 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

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