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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #461IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday February 21, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: CR Bard, Incorporated, Delran, NJ
Amount: An estimated $5,300,000
An estimated start date of 2/21/2020 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 Friday, February 21, 2020
The University awarded a contract for surgical and medical supplies.
CR Bard surgical and medical supplies consist of catheters, balloons, coils, coil markers biopsy, urinary catheters, needles, stents, and ancillaries. Some procedures that use the CR Bard supplies are for ureteroscopy. That is an examination of the upper urinary tract, usually performed with a ureteroscope that is passed through the urethra and the bladder, and then directly into the ureter. Biopsy needs are used to collect samples, such as skin and other types of tissue. The coil marker is used to aid visibility on both x-rays and ultrasound for small areas of breast tissue or calcification. Urinary catheterization a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into the bladder through the urethra. Catheterization allows urine to drain from the bladder for collection. It may also be used to inject liquids used for treatment or diagnosis of bladder conditions. Stents are used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These are just a few examples of the supplies purchased through CR Bard.
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)) CR Bard, Incorporated 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 a variety of surgical procedures that 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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  • 461IDMCRBardExemptionForm.pdf (185 KB)