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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago

Request for Proposal: Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distributor Services

Change Order
Published Friday January 20, 2023
Vendor: McKesson Corporation
Change Order Amount: $0
This Change is to correct the BEP Subcontractors as follows:

EMED Medical Company (BEP 1%/ $7,611,180 Est.)
Yzer, LLC (BEP .04%/ $304,447. Est.)
3R Health Care Products, Inc. (BEP 1%/ $7,611,180 Est.)

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday December 29, 2022

McKesson CorporationIrving, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $761,118,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 1/1/2023 through 12/31/2026
  • Renewals: 3 two-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $1,783,178,000
  • EMED Medical Company (subcontractor)
    BEP [0% / $0]
  • Yzer, LLC (subcontractor)
    BEP [0% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Ingrid Worrell, (312) 996-2839

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Lee Saulter

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

This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday December 21, 2021
Addendum No. 2: The RFP's due date has been changed to January 21, 2022. RFP Changes and Clarification questions and answers are also provided.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday December 8, 2021
Addendum No. 1: Files 1 and 2 were added with tally of FY21 drug purchase by WAC, GPO and 340B for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and UI Health Inpatient Pharmacy.
First published Thursday, December 2, 2021
Sealed proposals will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Friday January 21, 2022:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
via Electronic Bidding
The Pharmacy Department and the University of Illinois Chicago Hospital Pharmacy at the University of Illinois Hospitals & Health Sciences System are seeking proposals from qualified pharmaceutical wholesale distributor vendors who can extend various pricing options for pharmaceutical products in appropriate quantities, such as Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC), Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and 340B (for 340B pharmaceutical drugs, vendors must participate in the 340B Prime Vendor Program).

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ingrid Worrell
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2839
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 5 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Specification Documents
  • ExhibitIIIUIHealthInpatientPharmacyGenericUsageFY21.xls (302 KB)
  • ExhibitIIUIHealthAmbCarePharmacyGenericUsageFY21.xlsx (202 KB)
  • ExhibitINIGPCode-25726.xlsx (13 KB)
  • ExhibitINIGPCode-26900.xlsx (11 KB)
  • ExhibitINIGPCode-94872.xlsx (11 KB)
  • ExhibitINIGPCode-96126.xlsx (14 KB)
  • ExhibitINIGPCode-96286.xlsx (42 KB)
  • IJW070PharmaceuticalWholesaleDistributorServices.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • ExhibitIV-PurchaseDataMileSquareFQHC.xlsx (68 KB)
  • ExhibitIVPurchaseDataRyanWhiteClinics.xlsx (13 KB)
  • File1AmbCarePharmacyFY21NDCtallybyaccountandpricetype.xlsx (805 KB)
  • File2UIHealthInpatientPharmacyFY21NDCtallybyaccountandpricetype.xls (647 KB)
  • Pre-ProposalAttendees.xlsx (13 KB)
  • RFPIJW070Addendum1.pdf (121 KB)
  • RFPIJW070AddendumNo2.pdf (187 KB)
Waiver Document
  • IJW070BEPWaiverForm12822.pdf (1 MB)