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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #525IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday September 23, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: CareDx, Brisbane, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,600,000
An estimated start date of 9/23/2020 through 9/22/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The University awarded a contract for reagent rental.
Reagent rental from CareDx of Illumina iSeq instrumentation in order to perform Human Leukocyte Antibody (HLA) testing via Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for UI Health transplant 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 will allow the Laboratory to move to NGS for HLA genotyping to aid in donor selection. Results are less ambiguous and faster. This will allow the Laboratory to bring in-house, testing that is currently sent out to a reference laboratory at a much greater cost. This move will provide better, faster results, and reduce send-out costs.

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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  • 525IDMSignedExemptionFormCareDx.pdf (2 MB)