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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1071

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday March 28, 2022

Alcon Laboratories, IncorporatedFort Worth, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $4,750,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/5/2022 through 6/30/2027
  • 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, March 28, 2022
The University awarded a contract for monofocal lenses.
The Alcon monofocal lens is an implanted lens. The purpose of the lens implant is to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye (retina) to allow clear vision after cataract removal. In conjunction with disposable supplies, these implants are used during the implant process. Theyre designed to be used with the existing Alcon equipment, namely, Alcon Monarch II and Monarch III Injectors, the Monarch Loading Forceps, and Monarch IOL Cartridges the disposables.
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 Alcon Laboratories implants and supplies has to do with direct patient treatment and care. Without access to these specific lenses and ancillaries the Hospital would not be able to deliver proper care to patients under the University's care, which would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss of revenue to the Hospital.

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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  • JJW1071AlconExemption.pdf (2 MB)