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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM318
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Thursday June 12, 2014
Vendor: Medivators Inc.
Final Amount: $108,551.82
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Gary Reis.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Awarded Wednesday March 19, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Medivators Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $114,000
An estimated start date of 3/14/2014 through 5/15/2014
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The University awarded a contract for a GI (Gastrointestinal) lab scope cleaning system .
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
Emergency purchase JCM318 was declared in order to purchase from Medivators Inc. a GI (Gastrointestinal) lab scope cleaning system for the University of Illinois Hospital. This equipment is used to clean (and sterilize) GI Scope instrumentation after patient procedures. The reasons for the emergency are as follows. The GI Lab has been using a GI Lab Scope cleaning system that was at the end of its useful life. The hospital was awaiting delivery on a replacement system ordered eight months ago. Two events occurred that contribute to this emergency condition are: 1) The cleaning system was destroyed in a flood reported which occurred on February 19, 2014 (reference Emergency Procurement JCM 286); 2) On February 28, 2014 the vendor holding the purchase order for the replacement system notified the hospital that the long overdue order of the replacement had a defect/recall and could not be shipped to the Hospital.

An interim solution involving the transport of contaminated scopes to and from the UI Hospital Central Sterile Department, two floors below the GI Lab is not an effective solution long term on account of risks of damage to this sensitive instrumentation during transport, for reasons of infection control and for turnaround time between procedures.Consequently there is an immediate need for another cleaning system.

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
State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis

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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