University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Weatherby Healthcare, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Amount: An estimated $273,850
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 6/30/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, September 9, 2019
The University awarded a contract for staffing support.
Weatherby Healthcare will provide staffing support of Pediatric Critical Care Physicians for locum tenens coverage for the Department of Pediatrics.
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)) This agreement allows for the continuance of the pediatric critical care services. With the departure of our MD on 8/1/19, Peds critical care provider, the division is now in need of temporary physician support. Recruitment is underway for a replacement Peds critical care provider; however expected start date would not be until July 1, 2020. Until then, the division needs to provide the same standard of care for Pediatric Critical Care patients.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.