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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #007ERS
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday January 3, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Micro Vention Incorporation, Aliso Viejo, CA
Amount: An estimated $780,000
An estimated start date of 1/4/2011 through 1/3/2013, 24 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 Friday, October 22, 2010
The University awarded a contract for HydroCoil Embolic System (HES) to Micro Vention Incorporation, Aliso Viejo, CA, for an estimated $780,000.
The Sole Source Hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Purchasing Division 809 S. Marshfield Avenue, Room 308, Chicago, Illinois 60612
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. Flexible HydroCoil is based on a technology which is coated with a unique hydro gel that swells in the presence of blood, filling the aneurysm and healing the weakened blood vessel. The embolization relieves the pressure of the blood flow and reduces the possibility of the aneurysm rupturing. Other coils are more rigid and have been found to cause re-occurrence of weakening blood vessels in patients.

For additional information, contact:
Esmeralda Soto
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 S. Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

November 10, 2010
10:00 AM
809 S. Marshfield Avenue
Room 308
Chicago, IL
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-1925
Fax:(312) 996-3135
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
November 2, 2010
Register with:
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-1925
Fax:(312) 996-3135

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than November 8, 2010.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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Sole Source Justification
  • 007ERS_SSJII.pdf (49 KB)
  • SSJMicroventionFY11R0211002Final.pdf (186 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • 007ERSHEARINGDOCS.pdf (466 KB)
  • 275JSH_SSJ_II_hearing.pdf (48 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • Microvention.pdf (451 KB)