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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG768

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday September 20, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, Itasca, IL
Amount: An estimated $32,000,000
An estimated start date of 9/20/2019 through 9/21/2024
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 20, 2019
The University awarded a contract for the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network.
The Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network is a certified, federally qualified Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) which provides a single, coordinated organ and tissue recovery program to support all transplants in the region. As a federal qualified Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) the vendor will provide distribution of organs according to established protocols; central histocompatibility laboratory services to provide donor matching tests; patient/donor educational programs; notification of organ availability; assistance in securing appropriate transportation of donor organs and other related services.
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 organs are essential for the UI Health transplant program and the well-being of our patients.

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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