University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,460,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2022
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, December 12, 2019
The University awarded a contract for coronary & peripheral vascular disposable supplies.
Boston Scientific will provide coronary and peripheral vascular disposable medical supplies and implants such as stents, guide wires, catheter, balloons, and other numerous disposable or implantable medical supplies. A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to provide support inside the coronary artery. A balloon catheter, placed over a guide wire, is used to insert the stent into the narrowed artery. Once in place, the balloon is inflated and the stent expands to the size of the artery and holds it open. The stent restores the flow of blood or other fluids, depending on where it's placed. Stents are made of either metal or plastic. Stent grafts are larger stents used for larger arteries.
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 supplies are used in direct patient care. Without access to these basic medical supplies, the Hospital would not be able to offer any kind of patient care that in turn would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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