University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Arthrex Corporation, Naples, FL
Amount: An estimated $2,750,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2019 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 Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The University awarded a contract for versatile anchor implants.
The implants provided by Arthrex Corporation are versatile anchors that can be used for many different procedures in shoulder, ankle, elbow, knee, and hip. Arthrex anchors are used in conjunction with fiber wires for knotless, soft-tissue repair that is designed to be used in arthroscopic stability procedures of the femoroacetabular joint. Its revolutionary 2-piece design facilitates controlled, intraoperative suture tensioning prior to committing the anchor in bone, allowing for precise tissue reduction.
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)) Arthrex Corporation implants have to do with direct patient care. Without access to their anchors and wires, the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer certain orthopedic procedures that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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