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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG940

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday December 17, 2021

Varian Medical Systems,Chicago, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $317,231
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, December 17, 2021
The University awarded a contract for an afterloader.
The Bravos High Dose Rate (HDR) afterloader is a brachytherapy treatment used at UIH to treat a number of cancers. This HDR afterloader will replace an existing afterloader that is at end of life.
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 HDR afterloader is necessary to continue offering HDR services. Without replacing the unit that is at end of life, the HDR program will not be able to continue.

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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  • JMG940VarianMedicalexemption.pdf (2 MB)