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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG970

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday May 5, 2022

Covidien Sales LLCDuluth, GA

  • Amount: An estimated $250,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction

Summary

Vendors

1 total
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 Thursday, May 5, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Energy Platform Generators.
Medtronic Valleylab FT10 Energy Platform Generators and accessories. The advanced and electro-surgery devices are all powered by smart generators that manage delivery of energy with precision-enabling algorithms and state of the art technology. The technology created improves all surgical applications for any portfolio, in any surgical space and delivers energy at the fastest and most safest compared to other platforms.
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 University is a current user of 22 other FT-10 platforms in the hospital. Valleylab FT10 energy platform improves the performance on Medtronic devices with faster sealing and cutting times. The FT-10 energy platform delivers precise amounts of energy where and when it is needed most during procedures. The Valleylab FT10 has a tissue effect tissue sensing technology which delivers over 100x more consistency of energy than previous platforms. It has created a more consistent tissue effect which results in patient safety and saving time during procedures. The advanced and electrosurgery devices are all powered by smart generators that manage delivery of energy with precision-enabling algorithms and state of the art technology. The technology created improves all surgical applications for any portfolio, in any surgical space and delivers energy at the fastest and most safest compared to other platforms. The Valleylab FT-10 platform is the world leader in generators.

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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  • JMG970signedCovidienExemption.pdf (2 MB)