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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW998

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday January 22, 2021

Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.Dublin, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $129,795
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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0 VBP vendors
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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, January 22, 2021
The University awarded a contract for an imaging system.
The CIRRUS 6000 imaging system and the CLARUS 500 ultra-widfield retinal camera are being purchased for the Study of Latinos (SOL) research project. The imaging instruments are necessary to assess eye disease for the research studies primary aims.
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)) Carl Zeiss is one of the worlds leading innovators in the design and development of medical devices. The company creates and supplies cutting-edge technologies and application-oriented solutions for ophthalmology and microsurgery. The imaging instruments are necessary to assess eye disease for the research studies primary aims and the purchase of this equipment was given approval by the awarding agency, the National Eye Institute.

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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