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

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #113JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday April 3, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Globus Medical Inc.
Amount: An estimated $600,000
Renewal: 1st of 2`, 5/20/2015 through 5/19/2016
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $600,000
Comments: Only Globus has the patented and proprietary spinal devices to satisfy the surgeon specifications. Without access to Globus Medical cervical spinal cages the requesting surgeons will not be able to offer their patients a precise implant based on the patient's anatomy, complicating the procedure for both patient and surgeon. Patented benefits of these implants include less disruption, less surgical time, less implant cost, and less recovery time.
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 Friday July 27, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Globus Medical Inc., Audubon, PA
Amount: An estimated $1,800,000
An estimated start date of 5/20/2012 through 5/19/2015, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $1,200,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, April 12, 2012
The University awarded a contract for patented spinal cages to Globus Medical Inc., Audubon, PA, for an estimated $1,800,000.
This purchase from Globus Medical includes the following patented spinal cages:CALIBER ™ Expandable TLIF Cage, CALIBER-L™ Lateral LLIF Cage, FORTIFY™ Expandable PEEK and Titanium corpectomy cage, INTERCONTINENTAL™ Lateral Peek Cage, and SP-FIX™ Spinous Process Fixation Device.
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.

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.

May 2, 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:
April 30, 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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Sole Source Justification
  • 113JCMSSJsigned_001.pdf (246 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • 113JCMHearingresults.pdf (252 KB)