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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #735IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday June 23, 2022

Intuitive Surgical, IncorporatedSunnyvale, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $5,063,741.40
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 6/24/2022 through 6/30/2028
  • Renewals: None



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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Thursday, June 23, 2022
The University awarded a contract for two Intuitive Surgical robotic systems.
Lease and service agreements for two Intuitive Surgical robotic systems. One (1) Da Vinci Xi system and One (1) Single Port system. The systems are used in robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery, allowing physicians to perform many complex procedures with minimal incisions, more precision, greater flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgical procedures performed through tiny incisions. It is also sometimes used during certain traditional open surgical procedures.
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)) Intuitive da Vinci Surgical Robotic System has to do with direct patient care. Without the Intuitive da Vinci Surgical Robotic system the hospital would not offer robotic surgery or robotic-assisted surgery, which would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to 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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