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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #542IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday November 20, 2020

Intuitive Surgical, IncorporatedSunnyvale, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $2,183,542
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/1/2020 through 11/30/2025
  • Renewals: None



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0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, November 20, 2020
The University awarded a contract for da Vinci Dual Console System.
Lease of the Intuitive da Vinci Xi Dual Console System used in robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allowing doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used in certain traditional open surgical procedures.
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)) Intuitive da Vinci Xi Dual Console System has to do with direct patient care. Without the Intuitive da Vinci Xi Dual Console System, the Hospital would not offer robotic surgery or robotic-assisted surgery 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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  • 542IDMIntuitiveSurgicalExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)