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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #170MJH
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Thursday June 26, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA
Amount: An estimated $249,000
Renewal: 4th of 4, 7/1/2014 through 6/30/2015
Pricing Changes: 
None.
Service/Product Changes: 
None.
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Friday June 21, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA
Amount: An estimated $249,000
Renewal: 3rd of 4, 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014
Pricing Changes: 
Yes, volume increase of tests for patients has resulted in this renewal estimate of 30% cost increase over the previous renewal.
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, still a sole source. Athena is the sole patented provider of these specific tests.
Potential Future Renewals: $249,000
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday May 29, 2012
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA
Amount: An estimated $190,000
Renewal: 2nd of 4, 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
This purchase remains a sole source as only this vendor has the patented diagnostic tests that meet the hospital specifications.
Potential Future Renewals: $380,000
Comments: State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Friday March 4, 2011
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA
Amount: An estimated $190,000
Renewal: 1st of 4, 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2012
Pricing Changes: 
None.
Service/Product Changes: 
None.
Sole Source Status: 
This is still a sole source.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday May 11, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor: Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA
Amount: An estimated $855,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 5/1/2007 through 6/30/2011, 50 months
Renewals:
None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The University awarded a contract for patented advanced diagnostic testing services to Athena Diagnostics, Worcester, MA, for an estimated $855,000.
Provision of patented advanced diagnostic testing services including neurological, endocrinological, nephrological and other diagnostic testing for the period ending June 30, 2011 with the University's option to renew for 4 additional twelve-month periods. There will be no price increase for the option periods. All renewals are subject to continuing need, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance with the Comptroller authorized to exercise the options.
No other accredited testing laboratory can legally perform tests patented by Athena Diagnostics.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. Athena Diagnostics provides advanced neurological, endocrinological, nephrological, and other diagnostic testing services. The testing services offered by Athena are patented diagnostic tests. Athena Diagnostics is the patent holder and sole provider of the noted laboratory tests. Patented tests can only be performed by Athena- the only source for testing requested.

For additional information, contact:
Michael Hallahan
Office of Business Development Services (OBDS)
University of Illinois at Chicago
809 S. Marshfield Avenue, 6th Floor, M/C 078
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-2432
FAX: (312) 996-6005

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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