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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR029

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 23, 2023

Cook MedicalBloomington, IN

  • Amount: An estimated $1,350,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/1/2023 through 3/31/2026
  • Renewals: None



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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

First published Thursday, February 23, 2023
The University awarded a contract for medical supplies.
Cook Medical supplies (Catheters, sheaths, balloons and ancillaries) are used in endoscopic surgery for the dilate strictures of the gastrointestinal tract, including strictures of the esophagus, pylorus, duodenum, and colon. In addtion to other procedures such as removal of biliary stones found in the in the bile duct. They can start in the gallbladder and migrate into the bile duct or they can form in the bile duct itself. The stones can become lodged in the bile duct, causing a blockage.
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 negotiations has resulted in discounted pricing of 40% off list price. In the University's opinion, this price is a good, competitive price relative to the market and should be accepted. The surgical supplies provided by Cook Medical have to do with direct patient care service. Without this type of patient supplies the hospital will not be able to provide this type of procedure and a patient will go else where and intern we will take a loss in revenue.

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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  • JDR029_Exemption_Signed.pdf (2 MB)