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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #454IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday January 28, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Abbott, Abbott Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $650,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2020 through 3/31/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The University awarded a contract for ID Now supplies.
Purchase of supplies for the operation of the ID Now point of care testing instruments used in the Emergency Department of the Hospital. This will serves as a rapid screen of patients for Flu, Strep A and RSV.
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 point of care testing will allow for rapid identification of patients with flu, strep A, or RSV presenting in the emergency department (ED). It helps improve triage, treatment, and reduces patient time spent in the ED.

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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  • 454IDMAbbottExemptionForm.pdf (125 KB)