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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #010JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Friday July 15, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: ITXM/Lifesource, Pittsburgh, PA
Amount: An estimated $710,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2014, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $380,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, June 24, 2011
The University awarded a contract for donor blood referral testing to ITXM/Lifesource, Pittsburgh, PA, for an estimated $710,000.
This purchase is for the vendor to perform the battery of blood testing as required by FDA so that the Medical Center can use donated blood to be utilized by patients.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the ITXM/LifeSource is an FDA certified vendor and for their proximity to UIMCC. The FDA mandates a battery of tests be performed on all blood components prior to release for transfusion to a patient. This battery of tests for blood donors is performed only by a Blood Center’s testing laboratory. ITXM /LifeSource is the only Blood Center in the Chicago area with a FDA approved testing laboratory.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055

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.

July 11, 2011
10:00 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
Purchasing Division
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
John Meehan
Phone:(312) 413-5961
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:
July 8, 2011
Register with:
John Meehan
Phone:(312) 413-5961
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 July 8, 2011.

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.

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
  • 010JCMSSJF_001.pdf (208 KB)
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  • 010JCMHearingpacket_001.pdf (474 KB)