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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #484IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday April 29, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Pfizer, Incorporated, New York City, NY
Amount: An estimated $735,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 3/31/2023
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 pharmaceuticals.
Pharmaceuticals purchased direct only due to shortages
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 request is for when medications are direct purchase only because of shortages. COVID-19 products are allocated directly to maintain manufacturer inventory and fairness to all hospitals. Pfizer also allows us to place crash cart syringes on backorder so we can receive product as soon as it is released.

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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  • 484IDMPfizerExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)