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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW991

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday October 13, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Envigo RMS, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Amount: An estimated $1,800,000
An estimated start date of 10/13/2020 through 9/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The University awarded a contract for supplies for laboratory animals.
Feed and Bedding supplies for laboratory grade animals.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) Envigo can provide a fixed formulation diet that decreases the amount of variation in dietary constituents that could jeopardize experimental results or have a negative influence on the well-being of the approximately 38,000 laboratory animals housed in the UIC campus animal facilities.

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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