University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Medtronic USA, Inc., Portsmouth, NH
Amount: An estimated $2,250,000
An estimated start date of 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 23, 2019
The University awarded a contract for the Medtronic cardiac arrhythmia device .
The Medtronic cardiac arrhythmia device is a pacemaker that is a small device that is placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms in patients. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
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)) Medtronic USA CRM implants have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific implants the hospital would not be able to offer implantation of these implants that in turn would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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