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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #1131JJW

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday July 27, 2022

RQI PartnersDallas, TX

  • Amount: An estimated $1,612,512
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/27/2022 through 7/27/2025, 36 months
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday July 25, 2022
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been modified
Published Wednesday July 13, 2022
The hearing registration deadline has been updated to July 22, 2022.
First published Thursday, July 7, 2022
The University awarded a contract for a resuscitation quality improvement program to RQI Partners, Dallas, TX, for an estimated $1,612,512.
American Heart Association (AHA) accredited Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) System Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training/certification.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. Per hospital Policy, all required hospital personnel must maintain AHA resuscitation certifications in BLS,ACLS and PALS as per their job descriptions. RQI Partners offers the "gold standard" digital solution for High-Quality Resuscitation through their proprietary equipment that is designed to increase confidence and verified CPR competence. This is in alignment with our vision of "providing exemplary care for our patients and advancing the knowledge to do so." Each month, three BLS classes and one ACLS class take place. Before COVID and hospital construction, Rooms 1130/1135, were utilized to target 100 individuals per month. After COVID and hospital construction, the only available room was only able to accommodate 10 individuals each class, yielding 40 staff per month. Classroom space and instructors were identified as barriers for additional classes. The PALS classes were provided utilizing an outside vendor, as a result of space and lack of instructors.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

July 27, 2022
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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 22, 2022
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327

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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Sole Source Justification
  • 1131JJWRQI.pdf (455 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 11311JJWPt2.pdf (85 KB)