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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #VLH133

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Final Amount
Published Thursday October 27, 2022
Vendor: Xenex Disinfection Services Inc
Final Amount: $230,682.40

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

Award Info Awarded Tuesday October 4, 2022

Xenex Disinfection Services IncDallas, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $230,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 9/28/2022 through 12/27/2022
  • Renewals: None



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 Tuesday, October 4, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Xenex LightStrike Robots.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which public health or safety was threatened.
Xenex LightStrike Robots are patented Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet (UV) devices and are the only UV product with over 40 peer reviewed published studies showing efficacy. Other UV devices utilize a mercury bulb that has been proven to cause materials damage, such as damage to Operating Room (OR) lights where these will be primarily used as well as not proving to have a statistically significant effect on disinfection.

With manual liquid cleaning alone, harmful pathogens remain on surfaces even with the best liquid chemical disinfection. Over 40% of high-touch surfaces in patient rooms are not disinfected by manual cleaning. UI health started outpatient surgeries at Specialty Care Building (SCB) on 9/27/22, and we are increasing the risk of germs being transmitted from surfaces to hospital staff to patients by not having the enhanced disinfection protocols on site. By utilizing Xenex LightStrike Robots as a standard of care, there is an enhanced level of safety for hospital staff and patients.

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
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Emergency Purchase Statement
  • VLH133XenexEmergencyPurchaseStatement10-4-22.pdf (498 KB)
Final Costs
  • VLH133XenexEmergencyPurchaseFinalCostandTerm10-26-22.pdf (489 KB)