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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #515IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday July 31, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Hamilton Company, Reno, NV
Amount: An estimated $400,000
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 Friday, July 31, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Hamilton Microlab STAR.
Purchase of a Hamilton Microlab STAR automated pipetting platform and related supplies for extraction and PCR setup to be used for COVID-19 clinical testing in the Hospital Pathology Laboratories.
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 automated system will help to greatly expand the Hospital's COVID-19 testing capacity.

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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  • 515IDMSignedExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)