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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM339
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Monday September 29, 2014
Vendor: Accredo Health Group
Final Amount: $191,661
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 Monday June 30, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Accredo Health Group, Memphis, TN
Amount: An estimated $250,000
An estimated start date of 6/25/2014 through 8/25/2014
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, June 30, 2014
The University awarded a contract for leukemia drug Erwinaze from Accredo Health.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which the need for services to protect or further University interests was immediate and use of other competitive source selection procedures under the Illinois Procurement Code could not have been accomplished without significant risk of causing disadvantages to the University.
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UIHHSS) Oncology unit required the purchase of ERWINAZE (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi), a drug component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of patients with acutelymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who have developed hypersensitivity to E. coli-derived asparaginase and at risk to experience an anaphylactic reaction. UIHHSS is currently treating one such patient who requires at least twelve doses.

This is the only FDA approved medication available to treat a Type II anaphylactic reaction. This drug will only be ordered as needed. The unit price and resulting dosage cost will exceed the bidding threshold.

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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