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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #616IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday May 26, 2021

CepheidSunnyvale, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $499,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 6/1/2021 through 6/30/2023
  • 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 Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The University awarded a contract for supplies for Cepheid GeneXpert.
Purchase of supplies needed for the operation of the Cepheid GeneXpert in the Pathology Laboratories Microbiology Lab. This is used for the detection of MRSA, C.Diff, and Group Strep A&B in our UI Health patients.
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)) The medical director of the Lab is currently evaluating new platforms, but testing for our patients must continue uninterrupted. The laboratory must purchase the proprietary supplies to perform the tests on the instrumentation that we own, or send out testing to other laboratories at a significant cost of money and time. These are tests which require a rapid identification.

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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  • 616IDMSignedExemptionFormCepheid.pdf (2 MB)