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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1049

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Change Order
Published Wednesday June 22, 2022
Vendor: Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance (NORA)
Change Order Amount: $800,000
NORA supplies transportation services for donated organs awaiting transplantation. Policy changes have increased the distance that procured organs can travel from for donation to UI Health patients, and NORA supplies the urgent ground and air transportation for this our transplant service. Decreased availability from competitors has increased the usage of NORA for transportation.

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

Award Info Published Thursday February 17, 2022

Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance (NORA)St. Charles, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $200,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/17/2022 through 6/30/2024
  • Renewals: None

Summary

Vendors

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 Thursday, February 17, 2022
The University awarded a contract for transplant transportation services.
Organ Transplant Transportation Services.
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 UI Health organ transplant team needs a reliable source of safe ground and air transportation of donor organs. Limited resources of other vendors puts organs in jeopardy of not arriving in time. NORA is a one-call dispatch organization that guarantees rapid deployment, especially for air travel. It is essential that we procuring organs happens quickly when they become available as it is critical for a successful transplant surgery.

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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Exemption Document
  • JJW1049NORAExemption.pdf (2 MB)
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  • JJW1049NORAChangeOrderJustification6-22-22.pdf (47 KB)