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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #535IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday October 28, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Roche Diagnostics, Incorporated, Indianapolis, IN
Amount: An estimated $4,900,000
An estimated start date of 10/28/2020 through 11/7/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Roche Cobas 6800 platform reagents & supplies.
Reagent rental and all associated supplies needed for the operation of a Roche Cobas 6800 platform. This high throughput instrument will expand the Laboratories' COVID-19 testing capabilities significantly as well as allow for more automated viral load testing to monitor UI Health patient response to antiviral therapy and disease progression.
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 expand COVID-19 testing volumes significantly at UI Health. The platform will have advantages with regular viral load testing after the pandemic.

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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  • 535IDMSignedExemptionFormRocheCobas6800.pdf (2 MB)