University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Abbott, Abbott Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $950,000
An estimated start date of 4/15/2020 through 4/14/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The University awarded a contract for serology testing reagents and controls.
Purchase of reagents and controls in order to run COVID-19 serology testing on the Abbott Architect platform that exists currently in the UI Health Pathology Laboratories. This testing will help determine if someone has developed the antibodies to the virus and potential immunity.
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 Laboratories to perform COVID-19 serology testing on a large scale to test members of the community.
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