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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #574IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 11, 2021

Arrow InternationalAsheboro, NC

  • Amount: An estimated $875,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/12/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: None



1 total
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, February 11, 2021
The University awarded a contract for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC).
The Arrow peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), is a long, thin tube that is inserted through a vein of a patient's arm or, on rare occasions, through the patients leg and passed through to the larger veins near the heart. A PICC line provides access to the large central veins near the heart. It is generally used to give medications or liquid nutrition. A PICC line can help avoid the pain of frequent needle sticks and reduce the risk of irritation to the smaller veins of the patients arm.
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)) Arrow PICC supplies are used in direct patient care. Without access to these specific supplies, the Hospital would not be able to offer certain procedures and 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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