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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #521IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday September 8, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $325,000
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 Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Alinity M platform.
Purchase of an Alinity M platform from Abbott Laboratories for COVID-19 testing of UI Health patients.
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 platform will help the Pathology Laboratories expand its COVID-19 testing volume and improve turnaround times for results.

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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  • 521IDMSignedAbbottExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)