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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #508IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday July 7, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Fisher Scientific, Hanover Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $975,000
An estimated start date of 7/6/2020 through 7/5/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Quantstudio 7 testing supplies.
Purchase of reagents, supplies, and equipment to perform saliva based COVID-19 testing on the Quantstudio 7 platform.
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 purchase will dramatically increase COVID-19 testing, a crucial component to controlling the spread of the virus.

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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  • 508IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)