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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #587IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday March 31, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, IncorporatedPiscataway, NJ

  • Amount: An estimated $1,175,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/25/2021 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 Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The University awarded a contract for NeuWave Microwave Ablation System.
Johnson & Johnson's NeuWave Microwave Ablation System is used to treat liver tumor procedures that consist of medical equipment and disposable medical supplies. Liver ablation is a treatment that destroys liver tumors without removing them. These techniques can be used in patients with a few small tumors and when surgery is not a good option (often because of poor health or reduced liver function).
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 medical supplies have to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific supplies the hospital would not be able to offer liver tumor treatment 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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  • 587IDMSignedExemptionJJHCSNeuWave.pdf (2 MB)