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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #520IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday September 1, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Incorporated, Malvern, PA
Amount: $675,188
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 Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Symbia Intevo Bold CT.
Symbia Intevo Bold combines Computerized Tomography (CT) with advanced Single Photon Emission CT imaging to accommodate even the most challenging situations. Symbia is a single source dual energy CT that can vastly improve image quality and diagnostic accuracy for gout and distinguishing kidney stones that are calcified.
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)) The current equipment is 24 years old and has been at the end of product and service life for over a decade. Most recently, the unit was non-functional for over three weeks, as it was extremely difficult to procure parts for service. Replacement of the aforementioned is not only critical for the continuity of patient care but also to help clinicians diagnose, treat, and monitor disease confidently due to the advanced technology and the many capabilities of the new equipment. This new piece of equipment is critical at every stage of care for both patients and providers.

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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