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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG741
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Monday June 17, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Quest Diagnostics, Wood Dale, IL
Amount: An estimated $2,800,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 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 Monday, June 17, 2019
The University awarded a contract for laboratory send-out testing.
Laboratory send-out testing for hospital patients which cannot be performed in our in house laboratory. Quest Diagnostics provides a wide range of testing, and is one of the largest referral laboratories in use by the UI Health Pathology Laboratories.
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)) Without use of Quest Diagnostics the lab would still need to send these tests out to other vendors at a higher cost and turnaround time for test results.

For additional information, 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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