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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #449IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Change Order
Published Thursday June 25, 2020
Vendor: Cook Medical
Change Order Amount: $1,100,000
Consolidating small purchase orders with 449IDM that are for the same line of products. See attached change order justification for details. End date moved from 1/9/2025 to 6/30/2025.

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday January 10, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN
Amount: An estimated $1,100,000
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 stents, fibers, catheters, and guide wires.
The Cook Medical supplies (Stents, fibers, catheters and guide wires). Ureteral stent sets are used for temporary internal drainage from the ureteropelvic junction to the bladder of a patient. The ureteropelvic junction is located where the pelvis of the kidney meets the ureter (the tube that drains urine into the bladder). The obstruction impedes the flow of urine down to the bladder, causing the urine to back up in the kidney and dilate it (hydronephrosis). The stent features a braided tether and graduation marks. The set includes a stent with pigtail straightener, a stent positioner with radiopaque tip, and a wire guide.
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)) Cook Medical supplies have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the hospital would not be able to offer patient care 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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Exemption Document
  • 449IDMCookMedicalExemptionForm.pdf (159 KB)
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  • 449IDMChangeOrderCookMedicalSigned.pdf (493 KB)