University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
The sole source will not be awarded and a competitive offer will be solicited.
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The University intends to award a contract for a VIMDEX Ultrasound Simulator. to CAE Healthcare Inc., Sarasota, FL, for $91,466.
Purchase the VIMEDIX Transthoracic Echography Simulator which includes a life-size Mannequin and it's educational software will be used for teaching of medical residents in Anesthesiology classes and labs.
The VIMEDIX Transthoracic Echography Simulator is the only system that uses a single platform to support transthoracic (TTE) and transesophogeal (TEE) echocardiography and abdominal pelvic ultrasound, including Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST). We need to train our residents in abdominal ultrasound simulation and the VIMEDIX simulator is the only one that has this capability in addition to TTE and TEE.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the
Unique specifications of the VIMDEX Ultrasound Simulator and it's educational software make this a sole source request.
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.
April 9, 2014
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.
April 4, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.