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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1098

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday April 28, 2022

Fisher HealthcareHouston, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $2,000,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 4/28/2022 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 Thursday, April 28, 2022
The University awarded a contract for medical and surgical supplies.
Fisher Healthcare is a med/surg and laboratory distribution vendor providing a wide range of supplies for use in the Hospital Pathology Laboratories which are crucial to the operation of instrumentation, the collection of patient specimens, and the testing of those specimens.
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)) Fisher provides supplies a range of supplies which are crucial for patient care in the Hospital. Being able to source supplies from multiple manufacturers from one distributor helps the laboratory to run more efficiently, and to simplify operations. It is necessary to be able to source products from multiple vendors in the face of supply chain challenges.

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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  • JJW1098FisherUICExemptionSmartFormv24-28-22.pdf (2 MB)