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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #395IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday February 1, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Medtronic USA, Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $10,000,000
An estimated start date of 2/28/2019 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, February 1, 2019
The University awarded a contract for neurostimulation implants.
Medtronic offers implants used in neurostimulation for the management of pain. The implantable neurostimulation and pain control pump system are used in patients to aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk or limbs and spasticity and tremors such as chronic pain and Parkinsonian tremors.
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)) Medtronic USA, Incorporated implants have to do with direct patient care and without the Medtronic implants, the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer pain management procedures 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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