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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #472IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday March 17, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Qiagen, Germantown, MD
Amount: An estimated $365,000
An estimated start date of 3/17/2020 through 3/16/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The University awarded a contract for EZ1 Advanced XL DNA/RNA extractor, kits, supplies.
EZ1 Advanced XL DNA and RNA extractor and extractor kits and supplies.
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)) This is needed to perform testing for COVID-19. This is an additional extractor to one the Pathology already has and is needed to help perform testing for the increased volume expected during COVID-19. This purchase will also include extractor kits and supplies needed to run the extractors now and in the future.

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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  • 472IDMQiagenExemptionForm.pdf (126 KB)