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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #757IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday October 5, 2022

Fisher Scientific Company, LLCHanover Park, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $2,820,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 9/23/2022 through 9/22/2023
  • 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, October 5, 2022
The University awarded a contract for COVID-19 testing kits and supplies.
COVID-19 testing kits and supplies for UI Hospital Laboratories.
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)) COVID-19 testing, including rapid, point-of-care testing, has been and will remain an important aspects of detecting the virus in UI Health patients. These kits are the only ones that can be used with the Hospital's existing Abbott testing equipment.

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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  • 757IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)