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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #057AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday March 17, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Coloplast Corporation
Amount: An estimated $135,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 5/25/2015 through 5/23/2016
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
yes, remains a sole source as only Coloplast has the patented inflatable penile implant prosthesis that includes a pump and release mechanism that fulfills the surgeons needs.
Potential Future Renewals: $135,000
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 June 19, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Coloplast Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $405,000
An estimated start date of 5/25/2012 through 5/24/2015, 36 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $270,000
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, April 16, 2012
The University awarded a contract for inflatable penile transplants to Coloplast Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, for an estimated $405,000.
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 use of Coloplast Inflatable penile implant prosthesis is based on surgeon preference as determined through clinical evaluation of patient prognosis. These particular penile implants will give the patient a more spontaneous, efficient, and effective penile prostheses. The implants are protected by U.S. Patent #'s 8,016,746; 7,976,457; 7,942,808; 7,867,166 and 7,833,149.

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.

May 9, 2012
2:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
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:
May 8, 2012
Register with:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020

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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