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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #343JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Friday April 11, 2014
The sole source will not be awarded and a competitive offer will be solicited.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday April 8, 2014
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:
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.

April 9, 2014
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:
April 4, 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
  • 343JCM.pdf (365 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 343JCMpart2.pdf (277 KB)