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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #254JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Saturday June 29, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Harlan Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN
Amount: An estimated $900,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2016, 36 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 Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The University awarded a contract for purchase of primates, dogs and rabbits-research. to Harlan Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN, for an estimated $900,000.
Continuation of purchase from Harlan Labs of primates, dogs and rabbits with genetic guarantee for ongoing research. Harlan Labs has a wide range of available purpose bred research primates, dogs and rabbits. There are two key quality assurance concepts considered when purchasing animals. These include genetic guarantee and health status as both of these qualities can have detrimental effects on research. The vendor guarantees to provide a genetically standardized research model. Facilities are fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALACi) and are overseen by attending staff veterinarians and AALAS-certified technicians. Moreover, facilities are Office of Laboratory Welfare Assured, United States Department of Agriculture Breeder Licensed, and , United States Department of Agriculture Research Registered.

Harlan Labs is one of the world's largest providers of primates, dogs and rabbits and assures consistency between experimental subjects. industry. Harlan Labs has a preventative health program in place to assure the integrity of quality research animals. Animals are raised in AAALAC, International accredited barrier buildings using a breeding and pedigree database that enables them to track each breeder animal individually. Socialization and behavioral programs include multiple physical exams, preventative care measures, acclimation to procedures, and acclimation to shipping containers. Online biological testing records are available for animal microbial status.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are needed for trial use or testing.

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 29, 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 24, 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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