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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG552
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday September 5, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Saint Jude Medical, Incorporated, Saint Paul, MN
Amount: An estimated $10,000,000
An estimated start date of 9/5/2018 through 6/30/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The University awarded a contract for spinal cord stimulators and drug pumps.
These surgical implants are spinal cord stimulators and drug pumps that help alleviate chronic pain.
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)) These surgical implants are used to alleviate chronic pain in patients at the University of Illinois Hospital. The surgeons at the Hospital use these surgical implants to provide the best possible pain relief. Without access to these implants, the Hospital would not be able to provide this procedure and patients will go elsewhere, resulting in a loss of revenue.

For additional information, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
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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