University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Elite Hearing Network, Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $1,200,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, June 26, 2020
The University awarded a contract for hearing aids.
Elite Hearing Network will provide hearing aids and associated hearing aid products for patients at UI Health who have hearing loss.
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)) Elite Hearing Network will provide access to products from the top nine hearing aid manufacturers. Elite functions as a hearing aid buying group that gives UI Health access to competitive pricing and streamlined processing.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.