University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Bard Access Systems, Incorporated, Salt Lake City, UT
Amount: An estimated $210,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2020 through 1/31/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, May 29, 2020
The University awarded a contract for implantable ports and ancillaries.
Bard provides implantable ports and ancillaries for injection of medical fluids such as medication, nutrition, etc. An implanted port is shaped like a disk. It is placed (implanted) under the skin during surgery. Ports can be used for IV (intravenous) medicines, fluids, food, or taking blood samples. The most common place for a port is on your upper chest just below patients collarbone.
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)) Bard 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 elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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