University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: BioMerieux, Durham, NC
Amount: An estimated $400,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2012 through 5/31/2015, 36 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, May 10, 2012
The University awarded a contract for supplies and reagents for Vitek2 Instruments to BioMerieux, Durham, NC, for an estimated $400,000.
The Vitek 2 instruments were purchased in 2005 and in 2011. The supplies and reagents are compatible with the instrument functions of bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility system.The compatibility extends to the entire fully automated system. This feature is critical to the Pathology Lab because of our high volume of testing the lab requires a system that is the most automated to streamline workflow.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
For additional information, contact:
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.
May 25, 2012
401 S. Spring Street
If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed below.
There is no alternate
location for this
Sole Source Hearing.
Additional Information: Upon request to the Buyer, an alternative university site will be available for the Hearing.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
May 23, 2012
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
Written comments must be received no later than
May 23, 2012.
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.