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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #247JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Saturday June 29, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Alma Lasers Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL
Amount: An estimated $124,445
An estimated start date of 5/25/2013 through 6/1/2013, 1 months
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 Thursday May 30, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 26, 2013
The University awarded a contract for the Harmony XL laser to Alma Lasers Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL, for an estimated $124,445.
Purchase the Harmony XL platform as configured in our specifications.

This device has 3 modalities which are virtually painless (the SHR, the NIR and the QS Fractional 1064). The PainFree modality also protects the patient skin much more effectively than the older technologies available in today's marketplace. Alma is the only company to offer all 3 in one platform. Also, Laser Pulse rates are much faster at 3 pps for the SHR, Continuous wave for the NIR & 5 pps for the QS 1064/532 Fractional system, reducing treatment times and speeding up room turnover rates. The Alma system does not employ disposable products thereby saving reducing UIC procedural expense.

SHR = Super Hair Removal (PainFree AFT Pulsed Light from 680-950 nm)
NIR = Near Infrared (1300-1380 nm)
QS Fractional = Q-Switched Yag (1064/532) Fractional Laser (as opposed to continuous wave or always on laser. It emits a fraction of the beam each time fired making inherently less Painful and safer too)
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.

May 15, 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:
May 10, 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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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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