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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #301JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday November 27, 2013
Awarded to:
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
Published Tuesday November 5, 2013
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 24, 2013
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:
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.

November 7, 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:
November 1, 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
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