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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #034AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday May 29, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Bio-Rad Laboratories
Amount: An estimated $150,000
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
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 Monday June 2, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Bio-Rad Laboratories
Amount: An estimated $150,000
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: $150,000
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 Monday November 7, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA
Amount: An estimated $450,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 11/1/2011 through 6/30/2014, 32 months
Renewals:
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $300,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The University awarded a contract for software and associated quality control reagents to Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA, for an estimated $450,000.
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 Bio-Rad is the only vendor with quality control software that both 1) provides real-time analysis of data and 2) can interface with the Path Lab's Laboratory Information System. The associated reagents must be compatible with the software, and each vendor's software is only compatible with its own quality control reagents. The unique real-time analysis software is protected by U.S. patents.

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:
October 18, 2011
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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
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:
October 17, 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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