Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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B O A R D OF T R U S T E E S
Approval of the University Hospital Consortium Purchasing Program, Chicago
(22) The chancellor at Chicago, with the concurrence of the appropriate administrative officers, recommends participation in the University Hospital Consortium's (UHC) purchasing program. Participation in this program would reduce the cost of goods and services for the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics (UIH&C). This authorization includes approval of the UHC purchasing program as meeting the competitive procurement process requirements of the Illinois Purchasing Act and would delegate purchasing authority for hospital purchases and contracts through the UHC to the vice president for business and finance. The UHC is a national not-for-profit alliance of 71 hospitals in prominent academic health sciences centers. As part of its service to member hospitals, UHC conducts a competitive procurement program to acquire goods and services commonly utilized in the conduct of patient care and educational activities. The purchases include pharmaceuticals, IV solutions, laboratory, medical and surgical supplies, and capital equipment. A study conducted by the staff of the UIH&C and the Office of Business Affairs estimated an annual cost savings of $300,000 on purchases of $3.3 million which may be realized by participating in the UHC purchasing program. The study compared the price paid for items by the UIH&C to the price of identical items in the UHC purchasing program. The savings are expected to increase as the UHC expands the number of goods and services in the purchasing program. The UIH&C is a member of the UHC but does not currently participate in the purchasing program. The annual cost of participating in the UHC purchasing program, estimated at $21,000, is based on the UIH's annual supplies budget. Funds are available in the Hospital Income Fund. The vice president for business and finance and the university counsel recommend approval. I concur.
On motion of Dr. Bacon, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Dr. Bacon, Mr. Boyle, Mrs. Calder, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, Mr. Begovich, Mr. Lawless; no, none.)
Contracts, Remodeling Laboratories for Pathology Department, Clinical Sciences Building, Chicago
(23) The president of the University, with the concurrence of the appropriate administrative officers, recommends, subject to the execution of a Certificate of Need application by the University Hospital, and subsequent approval by the cognizant State agency, award of the following contracts for remodeling laboratories for the Pathology Department in the Clinical Sciences Building at the Chicago campus. The award in each case is to the lowest responsible bidder on its base bid plus acceptance of the indicated alternates. Dixrision I — General International Contractors, Inc., Elmhurst
Base Alt. Alt. Alt.
Bid G-l G-4 (deduct) G-6 (deduct)
$896 800 18 840 26 000 64 000 $ 825 640