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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #532IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday October 20, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Incorporated, El Segundo, CA
Amount: An estimated $690,000
An estimated start date of 10/23/2020 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 Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The University awarded a contract for disposable laparoscopic supplies.
KARL STORZ disposables are used in laparoscopic procedures such as insufflation tubing, filters, connectors, containers, etc. The insufflation tubing is used to expand the stomach during laparoscopic procedures. The filter prevents bacterial and viral contamination from possible backflow of surgical smoke, protecting both equipment and operating room personnel. The connectors are used to connect two or more tubing to create a longer tubing extension.
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)) KARL STORZ supplies are used in laparoscopic procedures that have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these specific supplies the Hospital would not be able to offer laparoscopic surgical procedures that would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of 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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