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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #276JSH
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday March 26, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Cochlear America
Amount: An estimated $700,000
Renewal: 1st of 3, 4/15/2013 through 4/14/2014
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
yes, remains a sole source as these patented specifications are only available from the manufacturer.
Potential Future Renewals: $1,400,000
The buyer for this procurement is now John Meehan, (312) 413-5961.
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 InfoPublished Monday May 23, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Cochlear America, Englewood, CO
Amount: An estimated $1,400,000
An estimated start date of 4/15/2011 through 4/14/2013, 24 months
3 one-year
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Baha Implant System for Hearing to Cochlear America, Englewood, CO, for an estimated $1,400,000.
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:
Joseph Horvath
Phone: (312) 996-0591

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.

March 31, 2011
10:00 AM
809 S. Marshfield Avenue
Room 308
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-1925
Fax:(312) 996-3135
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
March 24, 2011
Register with:
Kevin Fair
Phone:(312) 996-1925
Fax:(312) 996-3135

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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  • 276JSHNEW.pdf (227 KB)
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  • 276JSHHEARINGDOCSSIGNED41811.pdf (500 KB)