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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JCM249
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase (30 ILCS 500/1-13a)
Award InfoPublished Thursday August 22, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: University of Wisconsin Ocular Epidemiology Reading Center, Madison, WI
Amount: An estimated $150,000
An estimated start date of 8/28/2013 through 12/31/2013
The research grant expires on 12/31/13.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, August 22, 2013
The University awarded a contract for research services for grading Fundus photographs .
A Research Grant awarded by the National Eye Institute (sponsor) was transferred to University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) due to Dr. Rohit Varma’s appointment to the UIC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences . The ongoing research services provided by the University of Wisconsin Ocular Epidemiology Reading Center have been mandated as “essential” by the sponsor. This conclusion was based upon the necessity of unwarranted variability in research study results and project integrity.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes in the procurement code because the procurement expenditures are for events or activities for which the use of specific vendors is mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a majority of the funding for the event or activity.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055

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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