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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR016

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday February 3, 2023

Microtek Medical IncColumbus, MI

  • Amount: An estimated $245,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, February 3, 2023
The University awarded a contract for the Ecolab Hush Slush 2.0.
Ecolab Hush Slush 2.0 makes fast, velvet-soft slush in the OR. The soft slush aid in minimizing damage to sensitive organs or tissues. Hush Slush 2.0 has a built in Fluid Warming system that heats twice as fast as the previous model.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for medical supplies or medical services necessary for the delivery of care and treatment at medical, dental, or veterinary teaching facilities utilized by SIU or U of I (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b-5)) The current slush machine is at end of life. Ecolab Hush Slush is the only device on the market that could monitor how much irrigation fluid is going into the patient to assist in accurately calculating patient blood. It automatically tracks the irrigation fluid volume on a digital display in real time.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Justin Richardson
809 S. Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 355-3568

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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