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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #412IDM
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday February 5, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: KCI USA, Incorporated, San Antonio, TX
Amount: An estimated $525,000
An estimated start date of 2/5/2019 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 negative-pressure wound therapy.
KCI USA?s negative-pressure wound therapy is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of second- and third-degree burns. Negative pressure wound therapy utilizes foam dressings to create an optimal healing environment.
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)) KCI USA has to do with direct patient care. Without the negative pressure foam dressings the University of Illinois Hospital would not be able to offer negative pressure wound therapy that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

For additional information, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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