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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #476IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday March 27, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Abbott, Abbott Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $4,500,000
An estimated start date of 3/27/2020 through 3/26/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 27, 2020
The University awarded a contract for reagents for Abbott m2000 platform.
Purchase of reagents and consumables necessary to operate the Abbott m2000 platform. This instrument, reagents, and consumables will be used for COVID-19 testing and increase the testing capacity significantly.
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 will allow the Pathology Laboratories to significantly increase the testing capacity for COVID-19 for UI Health.

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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  • 476IDMAbbottExemptionForm.pdf (131 KB)