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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #570IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Change Order
Published Friday April 9, 2021
Vendor: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Incorporated
Change Order Amount: $48,085
Decreased award amount by $48,085 from $1,997,160 to $1,949,075 as detailed in the attached change order justification.

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

Award Info Published Tuesday March 23, 2021

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, IncorporatedMalvern, PA

  • Amount: $1,997,160
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Approved at the March 11, 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, March 23, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Siemens Health 3T MAGNETOM Vida MRI system.
Siemens Health 3T MAGNETOM Vida MRI system: MAGNETOM Vida, an MRI scanner with BioMatrix Technology to account for patient variability and human nature. MAGNETOM Vida includes an all new magnet design and system architecture, as wells as various features to serve high-end clinical diagnostic imaging. BioMatrix anticipates and adapts the MRI examination to the patient, and provides new acceleration techniques to improve the image quality by eliminating patient motion. The MAGNETOM Vida with BioMatrix, helps to achieve fewer rescans, predictable scheduling, and consistent high quality personalized MRI examinations.
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)) The addition of Siemens 3T MAGNETOM Vida MRI for the new UIH-OSC complements the Siemens 1.5T MAGNETON Aera MRI already installed and in use at UI Health Hospital. These systems include state-of-the-art imaging applications that will better serve UIH patient population.

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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Exemption Document
  • 570IDMSignedExemptionSiemensMAGNETOMVida.pdf (2 MB)
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  • 11March2021BoardApproval.pdf (213 KB)
  • 570IDMSiemensChangeOrderJustificationFormSigned.pdf (491 KB)