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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #347JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday May 20, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Heidelberg Enginering Inc., Carlsbad, CA
Amount: An estimated $156,000
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 April 8, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, March 20, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Heidelberg's SPECTRALIS® imaging device to Heidelberg Enginering Inc., Carlsbad, CA, for an estimated $156,000.
Only the patented features of the Heidelberg SPECTRALIS® HRT+OCT imaging system incorporates all the essential specifications that the Ophthalmology Department requires for patient care. These features include: active eye tracking; autorescan; Heidelberg noise reduction six imaging modes; including infrared, red-free, BluePeak autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and nine simultaneous imaging options, ICGA + IR, RF + IR, FA + IR, FA + ICGA, IR + OCT, RF + OCT, BluePeak + OCT, FA + OCT, ICGA + OCT.

This device is only produced by one source and can only be offered by Heidelberg Engineering. The SPECTRALIS® is one of the newest OCTs based on spectral-domain technology . All features of spectral-domain technology are present with the possibility of simulatnerous OCT examination and retinal imaging which satisfy our requirements
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.

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
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