|The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in accordance with Section 30ILCS 500/35-35,of the IL Procurement code is giving notice of a contract award as a P&A exception. Contract being awarded has a value of less than $20,000 and is for less than one year. Recipient of Professional and Artistic services contract is Emily Smith, Ph.D., a Certified Biochemical and Molecular Geneticist. She will use her technical expertise to assist the Department’s Newborn Screening Program by analyzing newborn screening data and comparing it to diagnostic findings to make adjustments to test cutoff values, investigating the use of algorithms to determine more accurate cutoffs and minimize false positive and negative test results, and providing guidance in the implementation of new test and reporting development for Krabbe disease.|
The authorizing SPO is Denise Hudson. The exception was granted as the education, knowledge and technical ability required to meet the agency's needs were not easily obtainable.