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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #512IDM

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Award Info Awarded Monday July 27, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Fisher Scientific Company, LLC, Hanover Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $990,000
An estimated start date of 7/27/2020 through 10/24/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, July 27, 2020
The University awarded a contract for reagents for COVID-19 testing.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
Fisher Scientific supplies regents for testing patients for COVID-19. The kit is used with ribonucleic acid (RNA a nucleic acid present in all living cells) a specimen is extracted from the patient through their upper respiratory (such as nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, nasal, and mid-turbinate swabs, and nasopharyngeal aspirate) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider.

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
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Emergency Purchase Statement
  • 512IDMEmergencyPurchaseStatementPart1Signed.pdf (497 KB)