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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #448IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday January 10, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Incorporated, Piscataway, NJ
Amount: An estimated $1,600,000
An estimated start date of 1/10/2020 through 1/9/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, January 10, 2020
The University awarded a contract for TruFill Detachable Coil System.
The Johnson & Johnson TruFill Orbit Galaxy Coils & TruFill DCS Syringe II (Detachable Coil System) are implants used in the treatment of aneurysms. An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens, allowing it to balloon out or widen abnormally. Coil embolization is a minimally invasive procedure to treat an aneurysm by filling it with material that closes off the sac and reduces the risk of bleeding. It is performed from within the artery (endovascular) through a steerable catheter inserted into the blood stream at the groin and guided to the brain.
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)) Johnson & Johnson implants have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the hospital would not be able to treat aneurysms 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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  • 448IDMJJHCSExemptionForm.pdf (162 KB)