University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA
Amount: An estimated $115,000
Terms: One-time transaction
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
Hearing Date Changed to November 7, 2013.
First published Thursday, October 17, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Illumina's MiSeq benchtop sequencer to Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA, for an estimated $115,000.
Purchase of Illumina's MiSeq as this is the only benchtop sequencer that has a high enough through-put capability to sequence large genomic DNA.
In early November 2013 Illumina will be releasing the reagents that will enable the MiSeq to substantially increase the sequencing capacity and will achieve 15 Gb and a output with 25 million sequencing reads and paired-end reads of (2 x 300 bases) read lengths. In addition, the unit will be able to do applications such as exome, mRNA sequencing, and targeted gene expression. Currently in our lab we will be examining in parallel with DNA sequencing, mRNA sequencing another technique which helps to determine the role of the microbiome.
The MiSeq has the lowest cost per Megabase (Mb) of .50 cents.
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.
November 7, 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.
November 1, 2013
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.