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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #516IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday August 4, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Johnson Johnson Health Care Systems, Incorporated, Piscataway, NJ
Amount: An estimated $990,000
An estimated start date of 8/4/2020 through 11/3/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The University awarded a contract for spinal implants and ancillaries.
Johnson and Johnson offers spinal implants and ancillaries for spinal fusion which is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones in the spine (vertebrae). Spinal fusion can be used to treat a variety of conditions including traumatic spinal fractures, instability of the spine (such as spondylolisthesis), recurrent disk herniations, scoliosis, tumors, severe infections, or degenerative disk disease and chronic neck or back pain. Spinal fusion is essentially a "welding" process that fuses together two or more vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. The Johnson and Johnson implants consist of cages, plates, rods and screws that are used in patient surgical 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)) Johnson Health Care Systems, Incorporated has to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the hospital would not be able to offer spinal fusion that 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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  • 516IDMSignedExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)