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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #085JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Monday April 16, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
Renewal: 5 of 5, 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2019
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 25, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
Renewal: 4 of 5, 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2018
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $6,000,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
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 Friday April 8, 2016
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
Renewal: 3rd of 5, 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2017
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be the one organ and tissue transplantation program for Northern and Central Illinois
Potential Future Renewals: $12,000,000
Comments: Only Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be the organ and tissue transplantation program for Northern and Central Illinois.
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.
Renewal Info
Published Friday April 3, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
Renewal: 2nd of 5, 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes remains a sole source
Potential Future Renewals: $18,000,000
Comments: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network remains the only federally qualified Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) which provides a single, coordinated organ and tissue recovery program to support all transplants in this Northern and Central Illinois region.

Since the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System remains a Medicare (CMS) Certified Organ Transplant Center. As a condition of participation CMS requires that each transplant center have a contractual relationship with their Organ Procurement Organization (OPO).
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.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday March 18, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network
Amount: An estimated $6,000,000
Renewal: 1st of 5, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Standard acquisition charges for transplant organs are offered to all customers.
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $24,000,000
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.
Award Info Published Wednesday July 11, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, Itasca, IL
Amount: An estimated $12,000,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2014, 24 months
Renewals:
5 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $30,000,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The University awarded a contract for purchase of human organs including tissue to Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, Itasca, IL, for an estimated $12,000,000.
This purchase is for procurement of human organs including tissue and histocompatibility testing for accredited transplant programs on an as-needed basis for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Gift of Hope is the only certified, federally qualified Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) which provides a single, coordinated organ and tissue recovery program to support all transplants in this region.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Gift of Hope is the only certified, federally qualified Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) which provides a single, coordinated organ and tissue recovery program to support all transplants in this region.

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:
March 28, 2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center Suite 9-035,100 W. Randolph, Chicago,IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made 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:
March 26, 2012
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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