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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG632
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Friday January 25, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM)/ Vitalant, Rosemont, IL
Amount: An estimated $30,000,000
An estimated start date of 2/15/2019 through 6/30/2022
Board of Trustees approved at May 11, 2017 meeting.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, January 25, 2019
The University awarded a contract for blood banking and hemapheresis services.
Blood banking and hemapheresis services for the University of Illinois Hospital.
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)) Operation of the blood bank and transfusion services are critical components of the University of Illinois Hospital's success in delivering world-class care to our patients. This unique partnership has no direct comparison in the United States.

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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