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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #458IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday February 17, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: BK Medical, Peabody, MA
Amount: $239,620.74
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, February 17, 2020
The University awarded a contract for BK5000 surgical ultrasound machine .
BK5000 is a surgical ultrasound machine and transducers designed for neurosurgery.
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)) Currently, OR has one BK5000 and is at the end of useful life and is shorting out. The additional machine is required to be able to run a normal OR day. OR can avoid re-scheduling patients and any cancellations with the purchase of the new system.

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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  • 458IDMBKMedicalExemptionForm.pdf (125 KB)