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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1029

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday August 17, 2021

Glaukos Corporation,San Clemente, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $900,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 8/17/2021 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: None



1 total
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 Tuesday, August 17, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Photrexa kits.
Photrexa kits are needed for Corneal Cross-linking to treat progressive keratoconus.
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 Photrexa kits are needed to treat UI Health patients suffering from progressive keratoconus. The Cross-linking procedure has shown to slow the progression of the disease, and may reduce the need for more invasive treatments. This is a great benefit for UI Health patients suffering from this condition.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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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