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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #545IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday January 26, 2021

Abbott Laboratories, IncorporatedDes Plaines, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $9,850,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/22/2021 through 1/21/2023
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Approved at the January 21, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting.

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

First published Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The University awarded a contract for COVID-19 testing reagent kits and supplies.
COVID-19 testing reagent kits and supplies needed for the operation of Abbott's M2000 PCR platform. The Hospital laboratory has been performing COVID-19 testing on Abbott equipment since March 2020.
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)) Without the reagents and supplies necessary for operation of the instruments, the Hospital will be unable to perform high throughput COVID testing for its patients.

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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  • 545IDMSignedExemptionFormAbbott.pdf (2 MB)