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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM748
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Monday October 17, 2016
Vendor: ASD Specialty Healthcare Inc.
Final Amount: $1,387,198

Spent amount until RFP reference number IJW037 was utilized.
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 Awarded Friday July 1, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: ASD Specialty Healthcare Inc., West Chester, OH
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 9/29/2016
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, July 1, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Hospital Pharmacy issued pharmaceuticals orders .
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
The Hospital Pharmacy has pharmaceuticals orders as prescribed for patients on an ongoing basis. ASD Specialty Healthcare has the existing protocols and processing mechanism in place for continual orders. The Novation, now Vizient National Pharmacy Distribution Contract reference number RX0533 has been utilized for many years and was approved via Group # 9 in 2015. Vizient has since entered into a new Pharmacy Distribution contract effective through April 30, 2020. This Emergency Purchase is required for the Hospital Pharmacy pending CPO approval of the new Vizient contract, and award and contract under competitive solicitation reference # IJW037 for both Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy which was submitted to the SPO for posting on 6/27/16.

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 - Lee Saulter

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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