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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Sole Source #169MJH

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday June 8, 2007
 
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Amount:  An estimated $8,172,465
Terms:
Begin Date: July 1, 2008     End Date: June 30, 2015
Number of Months of Contract: 84
Renewal Options: None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday May 23, 2007
The University awarded a contract for the da Vinci surgical system to Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Mountain View, CA for an estimated $8,172,465.
This procurement is for the FY07 purchase of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.'s da Vinci surgical system, disposable supplies consisting of probes, drapes, scissors, and needle holders and seven years of service and maintenance. The term of service and maintenance agreement is for the period July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2015.
This purchase is economically available from a single source because compatibility of equipment and accessories is a paramount consideration. Additionally, the surgical system is copyrighted and patented and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. solely owns all proprietary rights in and to the system. The disposable supplies consisting of but not limited to probes, drapes, scissors, and needle holders can only be purchased from Intuitive Surgical due to being the only supplies that are compatible with the surgical system. The vendor is the sole manufacturer of the da Vinci surgical system and has FDA approval.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. This procurement was approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on May 17, 2007.
For additional information, contact:
Michael Hallahan
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 S. Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-2432
FAX: (312) 996-3135
E-Mail: hallahan@uillinois.edu
Purchasing Website

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