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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #161VLH

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday January 25, 2023

Glassman Consulting GroupCalabasas, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $220,500
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/10/2023 through 2/9/2024, 12 months
  • Renewals: 1 twelve-month
  • Potential Future Renewals: $220,500



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 Tuesday January 24, 2023
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, January 10, 2023
The University awarded a contract for a Claims Processing Application to Glassman Consulting Group, Calabasas, CA, for an estimated $220,500.
The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) requests this contract to continue services and secure a mechanism for processing and adjudicating claims for activities undertaken by the DSCC as part of the federal Maternal and Child Healthcare block grant. These claims include payment to vendors for direct services to clients. Similarly, DSCC's interagency agreement (IGA) with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (IDHFS) requires payments to nursing service providers. The Benesys system is DSCC mechanism for processing and generating payments for both Title V vendors and IDHFS agreement payments. The total value of these payments exceeds one hundred and fifty million dollars annually, and reflects payments made on behalf of over three thousand children.

The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Glassman Consulting Group. The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form.

Although the university has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the university's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.

The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance. The current system has been modified to meet the needs of the university. Due to the proprietary nature of this application, the vendor would be required to provide support and maintenance. The Division of Specialized Care for Children has been using the Benesys application for a number of years and the application has been tailored to fit the specific demands of the Division of Specialized Care for Children.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Vernell Hammons
UIC Purchasing and Contract Management
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd floor (MC 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-3409
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

January 25, 2023
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:
January 20, 2023
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
  • 161VLHGlassman.pdf (858 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 161VLHPt2.pdf (85 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • FinancialDisclosuresandConflictsofInterest.docx (42 KB)