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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #690IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 22, 2021

Cook Medical, LLCBloomington, IN

  • Amount: An estimated $1,425,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/20/2021 through 12/31/2024
  • 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 Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The University awarded a contract for vascular surgery supplies.
Cook Medical supplies (catheters, sheaths, and ancillaries) are used in vascular surgery to treat diseased arteries and veins. Vascular surgery is a surgical sub-specialty in which vascular system diseases, or arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. Vascular surgery treats diseased arteries and veins.
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 surgical supplies provided by Cook Medical have to do with direct patient care. Without these surgical supplies, the Hospital will not be able to provide vascular procedures and patients will seek care elsewhere. This results in a loss of revenue for the Hospital.

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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  • 690IDMsignedExemptionFormCookMedical.pdf (2 MB)