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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #465IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday February 28, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Davol, Incorporated, Providence, RI
Amount: An estimated $1,900,000
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 Friday, February 28, 2020
The University awarded a contract for surgical mesh and hemostat powder.
The Davol implants such as surgical mesh and their hemostat powder. Surgical mesh is a loosely woven sheet that is used as either a permanent or temporary support for organs and tissues during surgery. Hernia repair is the most common application but they can also be used for reconstructive work such as in pelvic organ prolapse. The absorbable hemostat powder is a sterile, absorbable, hemostatic agent. It consists of microporous polysaccharide hemospheres that are used adjunctively in surgical procedures to assist in the control of capillary, venous, and small arterial hemorrhage when ligation or other conventional methods of control are impractical during a 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)) Davol supplies have to do with direct patient care. Without access to their hemostat powder and surgical mesh the Hospital would not be able to offer certain procedures that in turn would drive patients elsewhere 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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  • 465IDMDavolExemptionForm.pdf (170 KB)