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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JJW1041

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Change Order
Published Friday June 10, 2022
Vendor: Biosense Webster, Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0
The term for this quick purchase emergency should be 1/31/2022 through 1/30/2025 as stated on the Emergency Justification form.

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

Award Info Awarded Tuesday January 25, 2022

Biosense Webster, Inc.Diamond Bar, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $253,011
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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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 Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The University awarded a contract for a 3D mapping system.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgment mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
This system replaces and upgrades old outdated system so we can continue to provide excellent patient care. Proprietary Carto 3D Mapping system of the heart, for dynamic 3D mapping of the electrical conduction of the heart. The Smartablate system for controlled focal RF (Radio Frequency) energy to the heart tissue and a cooling system so surrounding tissue is not harmed. Pressure sensor catheters are used so the correct amount of pressure is applied to ablate the correct amount of tissue. The current system (3D mapping system of the Heart) that we have will not be supported by Biosense Webster as of 1/31/2022. The new Carto 3D Mapping system replaces the old outdated system that will no longer be supported. The Proprietary software, hardware, supplies and services that work together are only manufactured by Biosense Webster. The Software and Hardware upgrades are included for the term of the subscription agreement and only available from Biosense Webster. The current price for 3 years includes equipment, software and updates during the contractual period. We have the option to lease to own for $253,011, which is only valid till 01/31/2022. After the date of 1/31/22 the price will increase by $133,489. The quick purchase will save the organization $133K.

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
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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  • JJW1041BiosenseWebster.pdf (48 KB)