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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #066AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday March 19, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, PA
Amount: An estimated $100,000
An estimated start date of 8/6/2012 through 6/30/2013, 11 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 5, 2012
The University awarded a contract for course and clerkship subject examinations to National Board of Medical Examiners, Philadelphia, PA, for an estimated $100,000.
This purchase is for end of course and clerkship subject examinations for medical students.
State Procurement Officer is Shirley Webb.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the NBME is the only course of secure and adequately validated examinations in all of the required basic and clinical sciences. All accredited medical schools subscribe to their examination services thus providing national performance standards.

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.

August 1, 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:
July 31, 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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