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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #042AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday January 10, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN
Amount: $145,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, December 12, 2011
The University awarded a contract for cardiac mapping system/ICE system to St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, for $145,000.
This purchase is for 1) 3d cardiac mapping system and 2) intracardiac echo ultrasound system.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the St. Jude 3d cardiac mapping system offers several unique features that are not offered by any other vendor's system. These unique features are protected by United States patents. Further, the ViewMate Ultrasound Imaging Console is the only ICE ultrasound system that is compatible with the EnSite Velocity Cardiac Mapping 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

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.

January 4, 2012
2:00 PM
Chief Procurement Office/Hearings Unit
401 S. Spring St.
349C Stratton
Springfield, IL
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
January 3, 2012
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 January 3, 2012.

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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