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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #296JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Tuesday October 1, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Prineas Consulting, New York, NY
Amount: An estimated $45,000
An estimated start date of 9/10/2013 through 9/9/2016, 36 months
1 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $15,000
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 Wednesday September 4, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, August 16, 2013
The University awarded a contract for coding ECG's with Minnesota Coding system to Prineas Consulting, New York, NY, for an estimated $45,000.
Dr. Prineas of Prineas Consulting, has the capacity to provide the coding services for up to 10,000 paper ECG reports using a standardized coding system known as the Minnesota Code. Dr. Prineas is a world renown epidemiologist and cardiovascular disease investigation, teaching and methodology are his expertise.

The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the department lacks the expensive electronic equipment needed to transmit ECGs to either of the two nationally recognized ECG reading centers that offer Minnesota Coding services. Dr. Prineas of Prineas Consulting, has the capacity to provide the coding from our paper ECG reports and he can perform this task at a substantial discount to the prices charged by the other reading centers (i.e., $6 each vs >$20 each).

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.

September 4, 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:
August 29, 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
  • 296JCM.pdf (786 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 296JCMpart2.pdf (26 KB)