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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #443IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday January 9, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Davol, Incorporated, Warwick, RI
Amount: An estimated $1,450,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2020 through 6/30/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, January 9, 2020
The University awarded a contract for surgical meshes.
The Davol implants are surgical meshes that are loosely woven sheets that are used as either a permanent or temporary support for organs and other tissues during surgery. The meshes are available in both inorganic and biological materials, and are used in a variety of surgeries. Though hernia repair surgery is the most common application, they can also be used for reconstructive work; such as in pelvic organ prolapse.
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)) Davol surgical mesh implants have to do with direct patient care. Without access to their implants, the Hospital would not be able to offer certain procedures that in turn would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

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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  • 443IDMDavolExemptionForm.pdf (137 KB)