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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG818

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday February 20, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Aerocare Medical Transport Systems, Inc., Sugar Grove, IL
Amount: An estimated $950,000
An estimated start date of 2/20/2020 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 Thursday, February 20, 2020
The University awarded a contract for organ transplant transportation service.
The UI Health organ transplant team needs a CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System) and ARGUS (Aviation Research Group/US) certified operator of fixed-wing aircrafts flying out of Chicago Midway Airport. Aerocare is the sole provider available for rapid deployment for organ recovery with these accreditations.
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)) This medical transportation service allows our surgical team to travel rapidly to other medical centers in and outside of Illinois. Procuring organs quickly when they become available is critical for successful transplant surgery.

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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