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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #464IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday February 26, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Covidien USA, Jersey City, NJ
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 3/1/2020 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 Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The University awarded a contract for hand-held surgical tools.
The Covidien supplies consist of hand held surigical staplers, stapler reloads, stylets, tracheal tubes, and ancillaries. The skin stapler is a sterile, single patient use instrument designed to deliver rectangular, stainless steel staples for routine wound closure during surgical procedures. Stylets are used inside an endotracheal tube to give it a certain shape which aids navigation of the tube towards the laryngeal inlet. Then withdraw the stylet, or ask an assistant to do so, while holding the tube steady before advancing it further into the trachea. A tracheal tube is a catheter that is inserted into the trachea for the primary purpose of establishing and maintaining a patent airway and to ensure the adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
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)) Covidien USA miscellaneous medical supplies have to do with direct patient care. Without these supplies the Hospital would not be able to offer certain surgical procedures 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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  • 464IDMCovidienExemptionForm.pdf (176 KB)