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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #612IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday May 19, 2021

Charles River LaboratoriesWilmington, MA

  • Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: None



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

First published Wednesday, May 19, 2021
The University awarded a contract for laboratory research-grade animals.
Laboratory research-grade animals required for biomedical research purposes including specialized pathogen-free inbred and outbred species as required and specified in approved protocol research projects.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) Purchase of laboratory animals from the same vendor provides less variability in research and greatly improves the quality and reproducibility of the studies. Minor genetic variations occur between colonies maintained by different vendors and can interfere with consistency of experimental results and can jeopardize critical and costly research.

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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  • 612IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)