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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM770
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Wednesday December 7, 2016
Vendor: Integrated Medical Systems International Inc.
Final Amount: $906,653
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 Wednesday August 24, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Integrated Medical Systems International Inc., North Birmingham, AL
Amount: An estimated $800,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 8/24/2016 through 11/21/2016
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The University awarded a contract for sterilization of surgical trays & implant devices.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
For many years the Hospital utilizes a Novation/Vizient vendor for sterilization of surgical trays and implantable devices. On average the sterilization process takes around six hours for surgical trays and up to eight hours for implantable. The sterilization process consists of on-site vendor staff that perform cleaning, steaming, organizing and wrapping the trays and implantable devices. On a typical day the vendor processes an estimated 350 trays/implantable devices and up to 7,000 per month. The cost to sterilize a tray/implant comes out to $37.27 per tray.

This emergency request is needed as the vendor has refused to perform the sterilization services due to unpaid invoices. A Ratification request is forthcoming. Hospital purchases per Vizient contract reference number SV0050 with a term of 7/20/2011 through 7/19/2017 is awaiting SPO/CPO approval. The Procurement Bulletin reference number is 202IDM.

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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