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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #VLH144

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday November 30, 2022

Becton, Dickinson and CompanyFranklin Lake, NJ

  • Amount: An estimated $134,582.13
  • 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 Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The University awarded a contract for a Flow Cytometer.
The BD Symphony A1 4 Laser 16 color Flow Cytometer is an important analysis method for biomedical application. The department of Biomedical Sciences at Rockford campus includes, immunology lab, vaccine development, cancer research, regenerative medicine and disability research, nano medicine laboratory and the 3D bioprinting lab. All of these laboratories depend on flow cytometery for data collection and analysis.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) Flow Cytometery is one such characterization method which will help us perform necessary research in these areas.

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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