University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA
Amount: An estimated $3,500,000
An estimated start date of 2/24/2020 through 6/30/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The University awarded a contract for nephrolithotomy supplies.
Boston Scientific will provide disposable medical supplies that are used in nephrolithotomy in which a guidewire, balloon, catheter, basket, and other ancillaries are used. A nephrolithotomy is a removal of small stones in your ureter or kidney. A doctor may pass a thin lighted tube (ureteroscope) equipped with a camera through the urethra and bladder to the ureter. Once the stone is located, special tools can snare the stone or break it into pieces that will pass in your urine. All these supplies are used in surgical procedure.
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)) Boston Scientific disposable 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 nephrolithotomy that in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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