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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #675IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday October 26, 2021

GE Medical Systems Ultrasound & Primary Care Diagnostics, LLCMadison, WI

  • Amount: $237,700
  • 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, October 26, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Venue Go R3 Focus Ultrasound System.
Venue Go R3 Focus Ultrasound System
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)) This ultrasound system calculates velocity time integral (VTI) and cardiac output (CO) in one simple step with Auto VTI function. The VTI trending function helps clinicians quickly visualise the trend to determine the next course of action with 82% time savings. This system has a Auto B-line tool, this tool calculates the overall lung score by highlighting and counting B-lines in real time. Study found the tool to be comparable and equally reliable as visual counting performed by experts. The Auto Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) function measures IVC diameter and collapsibility index accurately and automatically. Study found that the Auto IVC measures were equivalent to an expert users results in 90% for minimal diameter and 97% for maximal diameter. The eFAST Tool assess and document patient status by mapping key organs/areas of the body. This reduces operator steps by 80% compared to traditional eFAST examinations.

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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  • 675IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)