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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #653IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday October 1, 2021

IDEXXColumbia, MO

  • Amount: An estimated $400,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/21/2021 through 12/20/2024
  • 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 Friday, October 1, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Biologic testing of laboratory animal samples.
Biologic testing of laboratory animal samples
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)) The continuation of IDEXX testing for rodent pathogens is essential for the maintaining the UIC animal care and use programs rodent colonies disease free, which is important in minimizing the potential adverse effect of rodent diseases on both the health of the animals and the research data obtained from the animals. Testing is conducted in rodents that are required to go through quarantine prior to entering the UIC rodent colonies. In addition, testing is a key component of the preventative health program, which is used to survey quarterly the existing UIC rodent colonies for infectious agents that may affect animal health and/or 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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  • 653IDMIDEXXExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)