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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW1103

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday May 3, 2022

MedSpeed LLC.,Elmhurst, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $800,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2025
  • 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 Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The University awarded a contract for medical courier services.
MedSpeed to provide medical courier services to UI Health for the transportation of patient specimens, medical supplies, and equipment. MedSpeed provides services to UI Health sites throughout Illinois.
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)) MedSpeed is the only vendor capable of servicing all sites throughout the state. Patient specimens are picked up daily from patient care sites (clinics, health departments, etc) and transported to the UI Health Laboratories for testing the same day. Service interruption would result in an adverse impact on patient care.

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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  • JJW1103singedExemptionMedSpeedShortTerm.pdf (2 MB)