University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Beckman Coulter Inc., Miami, FL
Amount: An estimated $900,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2018, 60 months
Term requested for five years based upon pricing discounts, reagent purchase for minimum five year term.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, May 23, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Reagents for cytometers- PrepPlus2, TQprep,etc to Beckman Coulter Inc., Miami, FL, for an estimated $900,000.
Reagents for the PrepPlus2, TQprep,ViCell, and Gallios Flow cytometers.
Beckman instruments are only validated against their own reagents. No other vendor can provide the Beckman reagents for the equipment. The company will not support the use of any other reagents. To do so would compromise the validity of the results and negate any agreement of support services on the instruments.
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.
June 12, 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.
June 7, 2013
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.