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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #424IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday November 19, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $1,260,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 11/19/2019 through 11/18/2025
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Advisory Board membership.
Dues for membership in the Advisory Board Company that allows the Hospital to use the Surgical Profitability Compass; a web-based analytic platform used by the Hospital?s Perioperative Services department to analyze operational and financial metrics together. The platform is used to compare supply and implant utilization by surgeon to improve standardization of items used. The platform has benchmarking tools to compare not only supply costs but operational metrics across hospitals nationally. These benchmarks help in improving the quality of care provided in Perioperative Services. An example of this is benchmarking our surgical case lengths to other academic medical centers. By using this benchmark we can track any procedures that have outlier lengths and investigate the cause. By improving operational efficiencies during the surgical procedure, the case lengths could be reduced and the time the patient is under anesthesia can be reduced.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for membership in professional, academic, research, or athletic organizations on behalf of a public institution of higher education, an employee of a public institution of higher education, or a student at a public institution of higher education. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(1)) By improving operational efficiencies during the surgical procedure, the case lengths could be reduced and the time the patient is under anesthesia can be reduced. The lesser amount of time a patient is under anesthesia the lesser the risk of complications.

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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