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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JDR040

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday March 29, 2023

AbbottAbbott Park, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $650,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/6/2023 through 4/5/2026
  • 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 Wednesday, March 29, 2023
The University awarded a contract for ID Now point of care testing supplies.
This purchase is for supplies for the operation of the ID Now point of care testing instruments used in the Emergency Department of the Hospital. This will serve as a rapid screen of patients for Flu, Strep A and RSV.
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 point of care testing will allow for rapid identification of patients with flu, strep A, or RSV presenting in the emergency department (ED). It helps improve triage, treatment and reduces patient time spent in the ED.

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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  • JDR040_Exemption_Signed.pdf (2 MB)