University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $800,000
An estimated start date of 3/2/2020 through 2/28/2025
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, March 2, 2020
The University awarded a contract for the National Marrow Donor Program.
UI Health will be utilizing the National Marrow Donor Program Transplant Center?s Related Donor Services. The activity that will take place are services such as drawing of fresh blood samples, human leukocyte antigen typing from buccal swab, marrow and peripheral blood stem cell collections, and marrow/peripheral blood stem cells/mononuclear cells workups not reaching harvest.
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 procurement is in the best interests of the University because it will provide transplant candidates a chance at a longer life expectancy, providing their relative be a matched donor. This service will provide those relatives that are interested in donating their stem cells but are unable to travel to the University due to certain circumstances.
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