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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #554IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday December 10, 2020

Volcano Corporation, a division of Philips Holding USA, IncorporatedAlpharetta, GA

  • Amount: An estimated $750,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/10/2020 through 12/31/2025
  • Renewals: None



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
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 Thursday, December 10, 2020
The University awarded a contract for disposable cardiac catheters combo wires.
The Volcano disposable cardiac catheters combo wires are used in coronary angiography procedures. A pressure wire study can be carried out during coronary angiography. The device measures pressure difference in the narrowed arteries around the heart and highlights reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Using this information can help the surgeon determine whether the patient requires further treatment.
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)) Volcano Corporation surgical supplies are used in coronary angiography procedures that have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these disposable cardiac catheters combo wires, the Hospital would not be able to offer coronary angiography procedures that would drive patients elsewhere and a result in a loss on 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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  • 554IDMSignedExemptionFormVolcanoCorporation.pdf (2 MB)