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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #200JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Thursday November 19, 2015
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Medtronic Inc.
Amount: An estimated $325,000
Renewal: 3rd of 3, 1/10/2016 through 1/9/2017
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source,
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: Medtronic Aquamantys system continues to be the surgeon's choice based upon patient specifications on a case by case basis.
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 December 12, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Medtronic Inc.
Amount: An estimated $325,000
Renewal: 2nd of 3, 1/10/2015 through 1/9/2016
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source as only Medtronic's Aquamantys patented specifications fulfill the surgeons needs.
Potential Future Renewals: $325,000
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 November 22, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Medtronic Inc.
Amount: An estimated $325,000
Renewal: 1st of 3, 1/10/2014 through 1/9/2015
Pricing Changes: 
None.
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, still a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $650,000
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.
Award Info Published Friday February 8, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $325,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 1/10/2013 through 1/9/2014, 12 months
Renewals:
3 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $1,300,000
Comments:
Medtronic/Advance Energy is the only manufacturer on the market with this particular product. Also, the renewal option gives the hospital an opportunity to lock in pricing beyond a standard twelve month period. It is understood that we are not obligated to exercise these renewals should there be changes in market conditions, hospital practice, or technological advancements that would make it financially unfeasible to do so.
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 Thursday January 3, 2013
Since no one registered nor submitted written comments, the public hearing was cancelled. The scheduled public hearing for 1/2/13 was cancelled.
First published Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The University awarded a contract for purchase of Aquamantys system to Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, for an estimated $325,000.
This is for the purchase of Aquamantys system uses patented Transcollation technology which is a bipolar sealer that delivers radiofrequency energy and saline simultaneously to a surgical field in order to provide haemostasis or sealing across an exposed tissue or bone surface used in spinal surgical procedures.

Only Medtronic has the patented integration of RF energy and saline delivers controlled thermal energy to tissue. This combination allows the device temperature to stay at approximately 100°C â?? nearly 200°C less than conventional devices, which produces a tissue effect without the charring associated with other methods. The patented specifications meet the purchasing needs.
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.

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.

Date:
January 2, 2013
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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:
December 28, 2012
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
  • 200JCMrenewal.pdf (1 MB)
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 200JCM.pdf (25 KB)
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