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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #422IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday November 6, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Wright Medical Group, Memphis, TN
Amount: An estimated $1,225,000
An estimated start date of 11/6/2019 through 11/5/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The University awarded a contract for bone graft substitutes & tissue augmentation .
Wright Medical Group implantable orthopedic prostheses, bone grafting products, and soft tissue augmentation products. Wright provides bone graft substitutes and tissue augmentation products that are designed to provide a combination osteoinduction and osteoconduction guided bone regeneration. The items are manufactured from calcium sulfate and demineralized bone matrix and are bio-assayed to ensure its osteoinductive potential. The items are used in the implantation procedure for hip revision or knee revisions.
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)) Wright Medical implants have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies, the Hospital would not be able to offer patient care that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Purchasing Division
809 South Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor (M/C 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
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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