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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #529IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday October 19, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gauss Surgical, Menlo Park, CA
Amount: An estimated $186,000
An estimated start date of 11/1/2020 through 10/31/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, October 19, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Gauss Surgical Triton equipment.
Gauss Surgical Triton equipment is used for real time and streamlined blood loss monitoring for patients in both the operating room (OR) and labor and delivery room (LDR). The system uses this real time blood loss measurement to assist in management of maternal hemorrhaging.
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)) Gauss Surgical has to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the Hospital would not be able to offer maternal patient care that would would drive patients else where.

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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  • 529IDMSignedExemptionFormGauss.pdf (2 MB)