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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #502IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday June 17, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: bioMerieux, Incorporated, Durham, NC
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 6/17/2020 through 6/16/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Vitek 2 supplies and reagents.
Purchase of supplies and reagents necessary for the operation of the Vitek 2 instrument in the UI Health Microbiology Laboratory. This instrument performs microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) for UI Health patients.
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)) The Vitek 2 platform performs well and is anticipated to continue to be used for the foreseeable future. AST provides health care providers with critical information for treating patients with bacterial infections.

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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  • 502IDMbioMerieuxExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)