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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #166JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday March 27, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Bridgeview, IL
Amount: An estimated $355,000
An estimated start date of 3/14/2013 through 3/13/2015, 24 months
3 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $500,000
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 Wednesday March 6, 2013
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, February 15, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Sport Major League Sponsorship with Chgo Fire to Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Bridgeview, IL, for an estimated $355,000.
Major league sports team sponsorship providing visibility for University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System to targeted Latino population in Chicago market through stadium inclusion and involvement in other community based activities sponsored by the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

Only Chicagoland major league soccer team in the market. The advertising is for the health system itself, these are usually general messages focused on the health system and the health system’s mission. An example of an advertisement would be an LED board in the stadium with our logo, name, and tagline on it. Another example would be a banner with our logo on it outside of the stadium. Both examples will be submitted in the Bulletin.

All Chicagoland Major League teams already have exclusive agreements with Hospitals/Medical Centers. These relationships are exclusive and do not allow for additional category sponsorships. Chicago Bears- NorthShore University HealthSystem Chicago Blackhawks- NorthShore University HealthSystem Chicago Wolves- Vista HealthSystem Chicago Bulls -Rush University Medical Center Chicago Cubs Advocate Health Care Chicago White Sox-Rush University Medical Center
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the media is for advertising.

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.

March 6, 2013
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
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:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
March 1, 2013
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
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