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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #063JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday October 27, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., Wallingford, CT
Amount: $139,900
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 Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.UltraSound Equipment to Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., Wallingford, CT, for $139,900.
Purchase a Hitachi Aloka Ultrasound System for research purposes to evaluate arterial and heart functions.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. This research equipment has been utilized for several research studies ongoing with Dr. Fernhall. Compatibility and reliable data from this equipment is critical. Dr. Fernhall transferred from U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to UIC. This research lab purchase will insure continual research progress on arterial and heart studies.

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

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.

October 12, 2011
3:00 PM
349C Stratton
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL
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 Street, Chicago,IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, please contact the Hearing Contact indicated above.
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
October 10, 2011
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 October 10, 2011.

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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