University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,300,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The University awarded a contract for catheter ablation supplies.
Boston Scientific supplies are used in catheter ablation to correct heart arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmia (also known as arrhythmia, dysrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) is a group of conditions in which the heartbeat is irregular, too fast, or too slow.
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)) Boston Scientific disposable supplies have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the hospital would not be able to offer catheter ablation that would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the hospital.
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