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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #655IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday September 28, 2021

Alcon Laboratories, IncorporatedDallas, TX

  • Amount: $265,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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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 Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The University awarded a contract for WaveLight Refractive Suite Lasik Laser.
WaveLight Refractive Suite Lasik Laser
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 WaveLightSuite integrates with Contoura Vision, providing surgeons true topography guidance and the ability to map the corneal features and imperfections of each eye using 22,000 data points from the WaveLight Topolyzer VARIO. Updates to the laser are designed to reduce the procedure time, maximize patient comfort ,and mitigate increases in intraocular pressure.

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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  • 655IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)