University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
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.
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