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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #053AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday June 3, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Ikaria, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $800,000
Renewal: 2nd of 2, 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
Pricing Changes: 
none
Service/Product Changes: 
none
Sole Source Status: 
Yes Ikaria has provided the nitric oxide to UI Hospital and its patients and this continues to be a proprietary product and no other company provides it at this time.
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.
Change Order
Published Wednesday February 3, 2016
Vendor: Ikaria, Inc.
Change Order Amount: $500,000

The Hospital Pharmacy demand for nitric oxide supplies for the first renewal term of sole source 053AJR was unpredictable and an increase for the remaining first renewal term is an additional $ 500,000.

As stated in Administraitve Rules 4.2055(g)(2), this Contract is an indefinite quantity contract for nitric oxide consumption for patient treatment of respiratory illnesses.

The Hospital Pharmacy usage volume has doubled in fiscal year 2015 and the first half of fiscal year 2016 also has doubled from the same period of the previous year. This volume increase is attributable to significant patient increase that have respiratory illness require therapy involving nitric oxide.
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 Wednesday May 27, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Ikaria, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $300,000
Renewal: 1st 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: $300,000
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 Friday April 25, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Ikaria, Inc., Hampton, NJ
Amount: An estimated $900,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2015, 36 months
Renewals:
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $600,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The University awarded a contract for INOmax (nitric oxide) therapeutic delivery systems to Ikaria, Inc., Hampton, NJ, for an estimated $900,000.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. This is a sole source because no alternative vendor manufacturers or distributes a purified nitric oxide therapeutic delivery system. This sole right is protected by United States Patent # 6,866,637.

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:
April 11, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, 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 W. 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:
April 9, 2012
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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Sole Source Justification
  • 053AJR.pdf (598 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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