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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1039

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday December 20, 2021

Hyperfine, Inc.,Guilford, CT

  • Amount: An estimated $380,840
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/20/2021 through 2/28/2025
  • 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 Monday, December 20, 2021
The University awarded a contract for portable MRI.
Portable MRI for the treatment of patients at UI Health.
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)) By utilizing portable MRI we are eliminating a need for unnecessary transport of critically ill patients. Other portable devices such as portable CT's do not detect early strokes, cannot asses damaged brain tissue which is critical information for purposes of neurological surgery interventions, therefore the only option is an acquisition of portable MRI machine.

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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  • JJW1039HyperfinesignedExemption.pdf (2 MB)