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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #586IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday March 22, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Health Care SystemsPiscataway, NJ

  • Amount: An estimated $4,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/19/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • 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 Monday, March 22, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Johnson & Johnson TruFill.
The Johnson & Johnson TruFill Orbit Galaxy Coils, TruFill DCS Syringe II (Detachable Coil System), and CERENOVUS supplies are implants used in the treatment of aneurysms and the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. An aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens, allowing it to balloon out or widen abnormally. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood supply is cut off to part of the brain. This type of stroke accounts for the majority of all strokes. The blocked blood flow in an ischemic stroke may be caused by a blood clot or by atherosclerosis, a disease which causes narrowing of the arteries over time. Coil embolization is a minimally invasive procedure to treat an aneurysm by filling it with material that closes off the sac and reduces the risk of bleeding. It is performed from within the artery (endovascular) through a steerable catheter inserted into the blood stream at the groin and guided to the brain.
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)) Johnson & Johnson implants have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the Hospital would not be able to treat aneurysms 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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  • 586IDMSignedExemptionJJHCSTruFill.pdf (2 MB)