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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #006SOS
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Thursday April 17, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
Amount: An estimated $325,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Remains a sole source as only Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Stimulator System has patented unique features that satisfy the surgeon requirements.
Potential Future Renewals: $325,000
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 Tuesday June 28, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, Natick, MA
Amount: An estimated $975,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2014, 36 months
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 Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The University awarded a contract for a Spinal Cord Stimulator to Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, Natick, MA, for an estimated $975,000.
This is a sole source because the device is the only spinal cord stimulation system that is used on smaller anatomy patients. The device is implanted through a needle-like instrument that reduces the invasiveness of the procedure, and it leaves only a small puncture wound. The device is patented by the vendor.
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.

For additional information, contact:
Samuel Sandoval
809 South Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2892
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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.

June 6, 2011
10:00 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division
809 S. Marshfield
3rd floor
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Sam Sandoval
Phone:(312) 413-2892
Fax:(312) 996-3135
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:
June 3, 2011
Register with:
Sam Sandoval
Phone:(312) 413-2892
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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Sole Source Justification
  • 006sosrenewal.pdf (329 KB)
  • SpinalCordStimulator2.pdf (168 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • hrgdoc.pdf (500 KB)