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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #L206766-0001S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday March 9, 2020
The Chief Procurement Officer denied the sole source request.
The hearing has been modified
Published Monday March 9, 2020
Please find attached the sole source hearing determination from CPO Ben Bagby.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The University intends to award a contract for patient manikins, software, and simulation program to Laerdal Medical Corporation, Wappingers Falls, NY, for an estimated $355,002.29.
The University has a need to purchase high and low fidelity patient manikins, functional software, simulation capture program, and control station & software that are needed for the University's new BSN Nursing Program. The end result will provide students with practical experience in critical care procedures in a safe environment without harm to real patients.
The University, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Laerdal Medical Corporation. The University has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form.
Although the University has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the University's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. The manikins are able to simulate changing patient status and responses, which is a major focus of the new NCLEX-RN test map.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Tina Logan
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to testify for or against the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The hearing officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

Hearing Details

March 4, 2020
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. Date, time, and location are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
February 28, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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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Sole Source Justification
  • L206766-0001S.pdf (125 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • L206766-0001SPt2.pdf (28 KB)
  • SoleSourceDetermination-L206766-0001S.pdf (39 KB)
  • UPDATED-SoleSourceDetermination-L206766-0001S.pdf (72 KB)