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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #023AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday June 29, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Cerner Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $123,477
Renewal: 1st of 1, 12/1/2017 through 12/31/2018
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
yes remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: Request to extend renewal term until 12/31/2018 to take advantage of a savings offered by Cerner based upon this term obligation. Some of the services were discontinued and a new Contract is needed. The new Contract savings will reduce the monthly cost from $ 6,494.51 to $ 4,115.90. Cerner software remains the only source to generate billing and claims system for Rockford College of Medicine.
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.
Award Info Published Tuesday January 10, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cerner Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Amount: An estimated $630,000
An estimated start date of 1/9/2012 through 12/31/2016, 60 months
1 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $252,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 5, 2011
The University awarded a contract for software license fees, maintenance, &tech support to Cerner Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Kansas City, MO, for an estimated $630,000.
This purchase is for software license/transaction fees for patient billing, claims transactions, and statements for the College of Medicine Rockford clinics, along with the associated software maintenance and technical support.
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. This is a sole source because College of Medicine Rockford's patient records system is from Cerner, and having a claims/billing system from another vendor would not allow for an effective interface between the two systems. Further, the software code is proprietary to Cerner, and only Cerner can provide ongoing software maintenance and technical support for the system.

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.

December 20, 2011
3:00 PM
Chief Procurement Office/Hearings Unit
401 S. Spring St.
349C Stratton
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Suite 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
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:
December 19, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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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