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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #408IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Monday February 4, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Microline Surgical, Incorporated, Beverly, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,200,000
An estimated start date of 2/4/2019 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 Monday, February 4, 2019
The University awarded a contract for laparoscopic surgical hand pieces.
Microline Surgical instruments are used in laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis using small incisions with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts in the abdomen. Microline Surgical hand pieces are used for cutting, grasping, dissecting and coagulation of tissue in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
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)) Microline Surgical supplies have to do with direct patient care and without the Microline Surgical instruments the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer certain laparoscopic 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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