To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #102JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday September 12, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Gambro Renal Products Inc.
Amount: An estimated $460,622
Renewal: 1st & 2nd of 2, 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2017
Pricing Changes: 
Early submission of the renewal period is requested so that the Agreement can be executed to extend for a minimum three year term a pricing offer that will result in a significant discount over a three year term.
Service/Product Changes: 
Pricing discount offered if Agreement can be extended through June 30, 2017. Therefore, request is for early submission for both renewal periods.
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source. Gambro is the only manufacturer of PrismaSol™, a unique commercially manufactured CRRT solution for critically ill patients in acute renal failure.
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: The requested estimated amount of $ 460, 622 will cover the discounted costs for a three year term. Gambro has significantly reduced the typical annual pricing increase if an extension for three years, until June 30, 2017 is executed.
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.
Award Info Published Monday July 30, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gambro Renal Products Inc., Lakewood, CO
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2015, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $335,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, March 26, 2012
The University awarded a contract for PrismaSol drug for renal failure to Gambro Renal Products Inc., Lakewood, CO, for an estimated $500,000.
This purchase from Gambro for the PrismaSol drug as they are the only FDA approved manufacturer in the USA.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor, Gambro, is the only FDA approved manufacturer of the drug PrimaSol in the USA.

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.

April 11, 2012
2:00 PM
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 Cebter Suite 9-035, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago,IL 60601. If you wish to testify, 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:
April 8, 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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Sole Source Justification
  • 102JCMGambro_001.pdf (177 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • 102JCMHearing_001.pdf (200 KB)