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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #498IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday June 8, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Incorporated, Dublin, CA
Amount: $365,018.14
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, June 8, 2020
The University awarded a contract for OPMI PENTERO 800 System.
OPMI PENTERO 800 System is a surgical microscope which is used in ENT, spine, plastics, and neurosurgical procedures.
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)) Carl Zeiss surgical microscope has to do with direct patient care. Without access to the Carl Zeiss surgical microscope, the Hospital would not be able to offer various surgical procedures that, in turn, would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

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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  • 498IDMCarlZeissExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)