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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #VLH123

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Thursday September 8, 2022

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies IncMilwaukee, WI

  • Amount: An estimated $700,000
  • 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 Thursday, September 8, 2022
The University awarded a contract for an Electrocardiogram (ECG) Machine.
MAC VU360 is an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine that is used to check heart rhythms and electrical activity.
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 is a house wide replacement of all end of service Mac 5500s and allowing for standardization throughout the health system. Elektrokardiogramm (EKG) units are standardized to GE Medical Systems Information Technologies Inc. within the system to afford consistency in clinical outputs, ease of use and training. The new units have inherent artificial intelligence (AI) features to improve quality, efficiency and information technology (IT) infrastructure compatibility.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Vernell Hammons
UIC Purchasing and Contract Management
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd floor (MC 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-3409
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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  • VLH123signedExemptionforGEMedical.pdf (2 MB)