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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #518IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday August 19, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Rochester Midland Corporation, Rochester, NY
Amount: An estimated $400,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, August 19, 2020
The University awarded a contract for detergents for cage wash.
Detergents for cage wash
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) The Biologic Resources Laboratory (BRL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the unit that services the laboratory animal science needs of the campus. Over 13,000 mouse, guinea pig, and rat cages, 250 primates, and 45 dogs and pigs are housed in the BRL animal facilities on any given day, and up to 30,000 rodents may be housed at any one time. Approximately 2,800 mouse and rat cages are changed and cleaned each day. In addition, another 40 primate cages and varying numbers of dogs, pigs and other animal pens are cleaned daily. The animal facility?s cage wash function is a 365 day-a-year operation requiring rotation of sanitized animal caging equipment to support animal husbandry operations of the as required by law and compliance regulations.

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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  • 518IDMSignedRochesterMidlandExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)