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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #VLH167

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday December 6, 2022

LifeSource Organ, Eye and Tissue DonationMinneapolis, MN

  • Amount: An estimated $250,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/5/2022 through 6/30/2026
  • Renewals: None



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

First published Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Donated Organs for Transplantation.
LifeSource Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation provides donated organs for life-saving transplant surgeries. UI Health is the leading kidney transplant program in the region and our patients significantly rely on the partnership, coordination, and service.
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)) LifeSource Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation procures organs for donation and their prices are comparable with other Organ Procurement Agencies.

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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  • VLH167LifeSourcesignedExemption.pdf (2 MB)