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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #625IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday June 30, 2021

Bio-Rad Laboratories, IncorporatedHercules, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $1,750,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 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 Wednesday, June 30, 2021
The University awarded a contract for quality control materials for medical testing.
Purchase of third party quality control materials for a wide range of testing in the Hospital Pathology Laboratories covering analytes for Chemistry, Immunoassay, blood gas, etc. Quality Controls in the Chemistry lab are run on all three shifts on all instrumentation on which it is required as accuracy of patient testing results is of utmost importance.
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 purchase and use of quality control materials is necessary to maintain testing quality and consistency in the Chemistry laboratory which performs millions of tests for or Hospital patients each year.

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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  • 625IDMSignedExemptionFormBioRad.pdf (2 MB)