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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #536IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday October 28, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Saint Jude Medical, Saint Paul, MN
Amount: An estimated $1,100,000
An estimated start date of 11/2/2020 through 6/30/2025
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 disposable medical suuplies.
Saint Jude Medical will provide disposable medical supplies such as introducer sets that include ablation, diagnostic, intra-cardiac mapping catheters. An introducer set contains devices used to access blood vessels for the insertion of vascular catheters. The dilator is then removed, leaving only the sheath inserted into the blood vessel, providing a port through which a variety of catheters can be inserted.
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 procurement is necessary to provide the highest level of care to the patients within UI Health and the lack of these supplies will limit our ability to provide such care 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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