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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #527IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday October 2, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Stericycle, Incorporated, Northbrook, IL
Amount: An estimated $2,250,000
An estimated start date of 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, October 2, 2020
The University awarded a contract for medical waste management services.
Stericycle Inc. will provide waste management services for the removal of sharps, hazardous waste, pharmaceutical, and regulated medical waste through out the hospital. Their responsibility will be to collect and haul-away sharps, hazardous waste, and pharmaceutical waste off site for proper disposal.
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)) It is necessary to provide the highest level of care to the patients within UI Health and the lack medical waste removal service would put the patient and medical staff in jeopardy. Without access to these services the hospital would not be able to offer patient care, which in tern would drive patients else where and a loss in 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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  • 527IDMSignedStericycleExemptionSmartForm.pdf (2 MB)