University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
University of Illinois Hospital Purchasing would like to cancel sole source 243JCM. The wrong dollar amounts and wrong sole source was submitted.
First published Friday, May 3, 2013
The University intends to award a contract for Lens implants to Alcon Laboratories Inc., Des Plaines, IL, for an estimated $2,925,000.
The Alcon lenses are a single piece acrylate material and are inserted in a one step process. Based upon these unique patented specification, the Ophthalmic Surgeons have required Alcon lenses.
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:
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.
May 22, 2013
401 S. Spring Street
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.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
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.
May 16, 2013
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.