University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: NxStage, Lawrence, MA
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, April 3, 2020
The University awarded a contract for NxStage System One.
NxStage System One is a portable hemodialysis machine used to treat hemodynamically unstable patients.
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 machines will help take care of critically ill COVID-19 patients who suffer with acute kidney injury and require renal replacement therapy. The staff are already trained and skilled to use these machines, thus saving critical time needed to put these machines into immediate use.
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