University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: KCI USA, Incorporated, San Antonio, TX
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 4/30/2020 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 Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The University awarded a contract for medical beds and wound VAC?s.
KCI USA offers medical equipment such as medical beds and wound VAC?s. Wound VAC's are used in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), also called vacuum-assisted wound closure, refers to wound dressing systems that continuously or intermittently apply sub-atmospheric pressure to the system that provides a positive pressure to the surface of a wound of a patient.
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)) KCI USA medical equipment has to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the Hospital would not be able to offer patient care that in turn would drive patients else where and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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