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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW934
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday June 19, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: NxStage Medical, Inc., Lawrence, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,750,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The University awarded a contract for hemodialysis equipment and supplies.
NxStage Medical Inc. offers hemodialysis equipment and supplies for hospital and home patients. Hemodialysis is a therapy that filters waste, removes extra fluid and balances electrolytes (sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, chloride, calcium, magnesium and phosphate in patients with kidney issues. The patient or caregiver can install an acute care drop in cartridge into hemodialysis equipment which removes toxins from the patients blood, as part of the dialysis process.
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 medical supplies from Nxstage Medical Inc. have to do with direct patient care. Without access to these hemodialysis supplies the hospital would not be able to offer the proper patient care, which in turn would drive patients elsewhere and result in a loss in revenue to the hospital.

For additional information, 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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