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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM771
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Friday December 9, 2016
Vendor: Standard Textile Company, Inc.
Final Amount: $320,077

The original emergency estimate was understated due to an error between Hospital Purchasing Unit and General Purchasing.
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 Tuesday August 23, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Standard Textile Company, Inc., Cinncinnati, OH
Amount: An estimated $90,000
An estimated start date of 8/23/2016 through 11/21/2016
This emergency request is needed as the vendor has refused to provide on-site linen and laundering services due to non-payment. Since July 1, 2015 the Hospital has been submitting orders to the vendor and receiving medical forms and patient band orders deliveries without authority. Consequently, a Ratification request will be forthcoming.

The previous Novation Contract is reference MS01300 for the term of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2015 which was approved by the CPO on 6/27/2013. The current Vizient contract reference number MS4560 for the term of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2019 is awaiting SPO/CPO approval. The Procurement Bulletin reference number is 203IDM.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The University awarded a contract for on site linen and laundry services.
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 on-site linen and other item laundry services. Each day (and sometime several per day) vendor staff pick-up from each of the sixteen units on the Hospital?s eight floors the used linen for laundry services provided at the vendor site. Next day delivery and drop off of the laundered linen items at each of the sixteen unit locations is made. Linen items include: towels, sheets blankets, scrubs pillow cases, patient gowns. The vendor, Standard Textile charges per pound an estimated $ .06 per lb. The linen weight various based upon patient volume. For July 2016, the vendor laundered 245,356 lbs.

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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