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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #434IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 18, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screen, LLC, Sunrise, FL
Amount: An estimated $200,000
An estimated start date of 12/19/2019 through 1/1/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The University awarded a contract for newborn hearing screen.
Hearing screening performed by Pediatrix Newborn Hearing Screen employees for newborn patients within Mother Baby and NICU. This screening is an Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirement. The vendor uses and manages their own medical equipment and supplies as well as records results on the patient electronic medical record. Additionally, the vendor reports required data to IDPH. The vendor provides the equipment and service at no cost. They will bill insurance providers directly for this service and will invoice the University for any denials encountered to cover costs associated with providing the services.
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)) This procurement is important for the University to ensure compliance with the IDPH. Moreover, this procurement is predicted to result in cost savings for the University as indicated above.

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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  • 434IDMPediatrixExemptionForm.pdf (190 KB)