University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Livanova USA, IncorporatedHouston, TX
- Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
- Terms: An estimated start date of 2/16/2021 through 6/30/2026
- Renewals: None
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First published Tuesday, February 16, 2021
The University awarded a contract for VNS therapy supplies and implants.
Livanova provides medical implants and ancillaries, such as leads and generators. These supplies and implants are used in valgus nerve stimulation therapy (VNS). Valgus nerve stimulation is a medical treatment that involves delivering electrical impulses to the valgus nerve. It is used as an add-on treatment for certain types of intractable epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression.
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)) Livanova implants have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these specific supplies, the Hospital would not be able to offer Valgus nerve stimulation therapy procedures that would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.
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