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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #157JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Friday February 8, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Rape Victims Advocate Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $30,000
An estimated start date of 11/8/2012 through 11/7/2015, 36 months
Since RVA services all surrounding Hospitals, we will derive a benefit from a long term contract indirectly by the stability associated with a three year contract. According to the vendor this long term relationship will allow staffing services more consistent and attuned to our patient volume and needs.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 7, 2012
Since no one registered nor submitted written notices, the hearing scheduled for October 31, 2012 was cancelled.
First published Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Rape Victim Medical, Counseling & Advocacy srvces to Rape Victims Advocate Inc., Chicago, IL, for an estimated $30,000.
This purchase from Rape Victim Advocates Inc. (RVA) is for 24-hour crisis response to the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital. RVA is the ONLY rape crisis program that has a Child/Adolescent Advocate, a pool of over 100 highly trained volunteers and staff, 38 years of experience in providing this service. The services provided by RVA are strictly governed by the standards monitored by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and such services are mandated by State of Illinois law "Illinois Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA).
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. Rape Victim Advocates is the only program that provides Pediatric services. Rape Victim Advocates is the only program that can meet the intense volume of patients along with the varied age of victims that the Hospital emergency room experiences. All programs must comply with the Illinois Coalition for Sexual Assault and their protocol is one hour response time. Rape Victim Advocates response to the Hospital emergency room since 2009 has always been under 40 minutes.

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.

October 31, 2012
2:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, 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):
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
Additional Information: If no one registers to attend the hearing or submits comments regarding this notice, the scheduled hearing will be cancelled. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm the hearing details prior to attendance.
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:
October 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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