University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: GE Healthcare, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The University awarded a contract for High Resolution Monitors.
These monitors are used to interpret patient breast imaging exams(mammograms, breast ultrasounds, locations of wires, clips, etc). Patients have a mammogram or ultrasound and then the physician reads the images on these high resolution monitors. For diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasounds, the physician will read the exam in real time and then discuss the results with patient before they leave the diagnostics area.
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)) Aging, unreliable monitors slows down the efficiency of the physician to be able to read, interpret and give accurate results to patients. Degrading quality of the monitors increases the risk of not visualizing a breast cancer.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.