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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG815

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday January 31, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $630,000
An estimated start date of 1/30/2020 through 1/29/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, January 31, 2020
The University awarded a contract for a registered dietitian and social worker.
Registered Dietitian and Social Worker for Pediatric Renal Clinics, Healthy Kids University and Eosinophilic Gastrointestial Disorder Programs and Clinic at the Department of Pediatrics College of Medicine Peoria. The Dietitian will counsel both patients and families of these clinics on nutritional management of their conditions and preventative steps. The Social Worker will support patients, families and providers in the Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinics and will be called upon as needed. Needs, times and clinic types or patients that need help will dictate the role of the social worker.
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)) The University Pediatric Renal Clinics, Healthy Kid University Clinics and the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder Program and Clinic are housed inside of OSF Healthcare/Saint Francis Medical Center, where the physicians and the clinics are located. OSF can provide a Registered Dietitian and Social Worker as needed. The Dietitian and Social Worker are trained in all three of these disciplines and will be used to provide support for patients, families and assist the University Physician in the Clinics, without the need for the University to hire outside staffing. The staff provided to the University are the same staff at each clinic allowing them to be familiar with both the University Physicians and the patients and families they are serving.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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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