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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #143JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday January 24, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Laerdal Medical Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY
Amount: An estimated $108,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, August 9, 2012
The University awarded a contract for purchase of human patient simulator to Laerdal Medical Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY, for an estimated $108,000.
Purchase of the SimMan 3G human patient simulator for use in teaching medical students, residents, faculty and staff. The SimMan3G human patient simulator manufactured by Laerdal provides lifelike simulations of clinical findings that respond realistically to medical interventions, allowing clinicians to practice difficult medical procedures, medical decision making and team skills. The clinical parameters of the SimMan 3G mannequin are easily modified at the clinical level. This makes the Laerdal SimMan 3G mannequin easily accessible to (usable by) faculty of the college of medicine without extensive training; in addition, our faculty and staff have already been trained to use the Laerdal interface. Only Laerdal markets the SimMan 3G and has approved patents for its unique specifications.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

August 29, 2012
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 349C
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
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:
August 27, 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.

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