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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #303JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Thursday December 19, 2013
The CPO determined that the sole source basis was insufficient.
The hearing has been modified
Published Wednesday December 4, 2013
Hearing documents are attached. The CPO has determined that this procurement should be cancelled.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday October 29, 2013
To clarify, 311 of the 321 hospital beds are Stryker "GoBedIIĀ®" models.
First published Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The University intends to award a contract for continual service/maintenance - 321 Hospital beds to Stryker Corporation, Portage, MI, for an estimated $246,631.
Purchase of ongoing service and maintenance from manufacturer of electrical hospital beds, Stryker Corp.

Use of unauthorized personnel or parts would jeopardize operation of the Hospital beds and void existing warranties. Only Stryker certified technicians can make repairs and will properly maintain in accordance with equipment specifications. During fiscal year 2013 there were maintenance adjustments performed and parts installed in 200 of the 321 electric beds. This data is offered to clarify the level of utilization of Stryker service as this vendor is in the Hospital daily.
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 - Tom Sestak

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 2, 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
  • 303JCM.pdf (731 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 303JCMpart2.pdf (68 KB)
Other Related Sole Source Documents
  • 303JCMHearingDocuments.pdf (2 MB)