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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #060JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday May 14, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Affymetrix Inc.
Amount: An estimated $120,000
Renewal: 3 of 3, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, Affymetrix is the only supplier of the genetic epidemiology reagents for the GeneTitan System.
Potential Future Renewals: None
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.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday June 4, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Affymetrix Inc.
Amount: An estimated $120,000
Renewal: 2nd of 3, 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014
Pricing Changes: 
Yes, significant research funding reduction has reduced the renewal price.
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, Affymetrix is the only supplier of the genetic epidemiology reagents for the GeneTitan System.
Potential Future Renewals: $120,000
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.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday June 5, 2012
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Affymetrix Inc.
Amount: An estimated $900,000
Renewal: 1st of 3, 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Only this vendor has the patented reagents to ensure the highest available genetic coverage of the African American genome.The GeneTital instrument is calibrated with the unique reagents to achieve the researcher specifications.
Potential Future Renewals: $1,800,000
Comments: The University is the only institution in the USA Midwest that has a GeneTitan instrument. The renewal period coincides with research grant funding.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Tuesday October 4, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Amount: An estimated $900,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/1/2011 through 6/30/2012, 9 months
Renewals:
3 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $2,700,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Supplies for the GeneTitan System to Affymetrix Inc., Santa Clara, CA, for an estimated $900,000.
Purchase of supplies for the Gene Titan Instrument in the Core Genomics Facility at the Research Resource Center. The GeneTitan instrument is a high throughput genotyping array processor.
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. Supplies are uniquely designed for use in the GeneTitan instrument and are not produced by any other manufacturer.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
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:
September 27, 2011
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Chief Procurement Officer/Hearing Unit
401 S. Spring St
Room 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, room 9-035,100 W. Randolph, Chicago,Il 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be 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:
September 23, 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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Sole Source Justification
  • 060JCMRenewalFY14.pdf (769 KB)
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Public Hearing Documents
  • 060JCMHearingDocuments_001.pdf (264 KB)