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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG854

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday August 7, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Versiti Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Amount: An estimated $1,000,000
An estimated start date of 8/7/2020 through 8/6/2023
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, August 7, 2020
The University awarded a contract for human organs.
This purchase is for human organs used in organ transplant procedures at UI Heath.
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 purchase is for Cadaveric - Human Organs used for transplants. The vendor supplies cadaveric human organs that are used in the course of human organ transplant procedures that are approved at UI Heath.

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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