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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #001AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday April 3, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
Renewal: 2nd of 2, 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: Intuitive Surgical is the sole manufacturer of instruments and disposables used with their robots. No other company can obtain disposables.

No other supplier can provide instruments and disposables for the DaVinci Surgical robots manufactured by Intuitive Surgical.
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday March 25, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $1,500,000
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday June 10, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Amount: An estimated $4,500,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2014, 36 months
Renewals:
2 one-year
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The University awarded a contract for surgical robot instruments and supplies to Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, for an estimated $4,500,000.
The purchase is for instruments and supplies for use with the University's DaVinci Surgical Robots. The instruments and supplies will be used with two DaVinci Surgical Robots to enable physicians to more precisely control smaller surgical instruments minimizing trauma to patients and producing quicker recovery times.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. Intuitive is the sole provider of instruments and supplies that are compatible with the University's existing equipment, the DaVinci Surgical Robots. This sole right is granted under United States patent. The instruments and supplies will be used with two DaVinci Surgical Robots previously purchased from Intuitive.

For additional information, contact:
Aaron Rosenthal
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marthfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-8074
FAX: (312) 996-2055

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.

Date:
May 10, 2011
Time:
10:00 AM
Location:
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Hearing Contact:
Phone:
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:
May 9, 2011
Register with:
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-1925
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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