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Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing Acquisition RFP

The State of Illinois seeks proposals from private sector vendors with current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for manufacturing and supplying point-of-care (POC) COVID-19 test kits and instructions for test administration. The kits can be rapid POC antigen tests and/or rapid POC molecular tests. All services and provisions delineated must adhere to guidelines set forth in the EUA. At the direction of the State, the selected vendor or vendors will need to provide diagnostic POC test kits for distribution throughout the State. The vendor(s) should be able to quickly and reliably supply tests that can be used for both diagnostic and screening purposes. Demand will vary based on community transmission patterns and determined need. All tests must include product information and use instructions. Vendor(s) must provide a website or direct channel for IDPH to submit shipment requests. The vendor(s) will fulfill orders by shipping tests to a designated State warehouse facility. Additionally, vendor(s) must provide technical assistance to IDPH and end users who administer POC tests. End users/test administrators may include, school nurses, staff from congregate care settings including nursing homes and correctional facilities or anyone meeting the criteria to administer POC tests, including CLIA certification and reporting requirements.

Key Dates

01/05/2022 RFP Released
01/11/2022 All questions from prospective vendors due via email to no later than 3:00 p.m. CST
01/18/2022 Estimated Answers to questions from prospective vendors released via IDPH COVID-19 website link below:
01/24/2022 Submissions due via email to no later than 2:00 p.m. CST
01/28/2022 Estimated contract award
02/3/2022 Estimated start date