University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Vendor: Siemens Healthcare USA, Hoffman Estates, IL
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, August 19, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Siemens Artis Q Biplane monitor.
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 Radiology Unit utilizes the Siemens Artis Q Biplane purchased on 11/25/2015 for $ 2.3 million via the authority of Novation contract reference XR11022. Radiology utilizes this equipment for patient X-rays as it has a Gigalix X-ray tube for contrast resolution at any angle and any patient size with a X-ray pulse to help reduce radiation by up to 60%.
While a technician was in the process of moving the boom, the injector head was accidently hit and broke the large display monitor attached on the boom. Siemens service department has the monitor in stock and will ship within 24 hours. Emergency replacement is needed as the X-ray operational use requires the utilization of the replacement monitor. Patient care will suffer until the replacement monitor is installed.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb
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.