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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #KTF100

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday November 20, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Medline Industries, Inc., Northfield, IL
Amount: An estimated $30,000,000
An estimated start date of 11/14/2019 through 8/31/2021
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The University awarded a contract for disposable medical supplies.
Medline Industries will provide medical supplies such as catheter trays, urine meters, medical gauze, surgical needles, IV tubing, sutures and other implantable and disposable medical supplies required for the treatment of patients at the University of Illinois Hospital.
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)) Medline supplies are used in direct patient care. Without access to the basic medical supplies the hospital would not be able to offer any kind of patient care, which in turn would drive patients else where and a loss in revenue to the hospital.

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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