University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Incorporated, El Segundo, CA
Amount: An estimated $3,283,402.81
An estimated start date of 12/1/2019 through 1/31/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, November 14, 2019
The University awarded a contract for endoscopic equipment.
Karl Storz will provide endoscopic equipment that is used in ENT and intracranial neurosurgery procedures. Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized instruments to view and operate on internal organs and vessels. It allows surgeons to see problems within the body without making large incisions. A surgeon inserts an endoscope through a small cut or an opening in the body such as the mouth. An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached camera. Forceps and scissors on the endoscope operate or remove tissue for biopsy. In intracranial surgery, endoscopes are introduced into patients? brain through very small skull openings that tiny instruments may be placed through to perform endoscopic tumor biopsy, colloid cyst resection, endoscopic cyst fenestration, and hydrocephalus treatment.
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)) Karl Storz scopes are used in ENT and Intracranial Neurosurgery procedures that have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these specific pieces of equipment, the Hospital would not be able to offer those types of procedures that in turn would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the hospital.
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