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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #838IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday March 14, 2023

STERIS CorporationPlymouth, MN

  • Amount: An estimated $415,000
  • 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, March 14, 2023
The University awarded a contract for Pass Thru- Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor.
Advantage Plus & Advantage Pass Thru- Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor that High Level Disinfects flexible Endoscopes. The Advantage Plus and Advantage Pass-Thru are equipped with built in leak testers and automatic alcohol flush. The units can be integrated with the EndoDry drying cabinets and Cleanascope Transport system to ensure a complete circle of protection. The digital tracking ensures the Endoscope was cleaned correctly, preventing patient infections.
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 endoscope reprocessors are needed for the new Specialty Care Building (SCB) for the following reasons: Reduces hospital acquired infections by high level disinfecting the endoscope, reduces human error with all channel monitoring, and digital tracking which ensures the endoscope was cleaned correctly, preventing patient infections.

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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