University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Abbott Laboratories, IncorporatedAbbott Park, IL
- Amount: An estimated $4,500,000
- Terms: An estimated start date of 11/20/2020 through 11/19/2025
- Renewals: None
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First published Monday, November 23, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Alinity M platform reagents.
Reagents and supplies needed for the operation of the Abbott Alinity M platform. The Alinity M will more than double the Pathology Laboratories' COVID 19 testing capacity for patients. The platform is also capable of performing viral load testing for HIV, HCV, and HBV.
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 which is needed in the second wave of the pandemic.
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