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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #323JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday June 25, 2018
Vendor: Beckman Coulter Inc.
Change Order Amount: $87,595

The Clinical Chemistry Automation Line has been updated since the original award was made. The entire line has been replaced and contains additional automation components/modules along with new Chemistry analyzers.
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday May 1, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Beckman Coulter Inc.
Amount: An estimated $204,928
Renewal: 2nd of 2, 5/3/2018 through 5/2/2019
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Friday March 31, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Beckman Coulter Inc.
Amount: An estimated $204,928
Renewal: 1st of 2, 5/3/2017 through 5/2/2018
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
This procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $204,928
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday June 20, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Beckman Coulter Inc., Brea, CA
Amount: An estimated $614,784
Terms:
An estimated start date of 5/3/2014 through 5/2/2017, 36 months
Renewals:
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $409,856
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 April 23, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Service for Beckman chemistry automation line to Beckman Coulter Inc., Brea, CA, for an estimated $614,784.
Continual full-service maintenance and parts agreement is needed for the state-of art "automation line" manufactured by Beckman Coulter.This equipment system is used in the department of Pathology to test different types of specimens such as serum, urine and plasma. The chemistry and immunoassay automation line, instruments and Clinical IT are able to receive, process and store serum, plasma and urine samples. The samples processed on the line or directly on the instruments are presented in test tubes or sample cups.All OEM replacement parts and support , including preventative maintenance are critical components of protecting the investment of this equipment. This equipment and several components were purchased between 2004 and 2012 for approximately $2,500,000.

A unique features of the automation line is the Power Processor which helps ensure consistent turnaround time and accurate results. In turn, the Pathology Lab can optimize the use of its staff and deliver better quality service. Plus, the open-architecture system can connect to a variety of analyzers, giving the flexibility to grow the Pathology Lab as testing demands change. Other unqiue features are: �Single point of entry for all specimen processing �Sample log-in and sorting using bar-code technology �Automated centrifugation �Automated cap removal �Sample sorting into discrete personality racks (UniCel® DxC Clinical Systems, UniCel DxI and Access® Immunoassay Systems, and generic output racks for other instruments) �Throughput of 300 tubes per hour, based on the centrifuge run parameters.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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.

Date:
April 23, 2014
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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 teleconference. Email or call the Hearing Contact for details.

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:
April 18, 2014
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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