University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Verathon Medical Inc., Bothell, WA
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, May 9, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Verathon's GlideScope Video Laryngoscopy to Verathon Medical Inc., Bothell, WA, for $189,760.
Purchase from Verathon their GlideScope Video Laryngoscopy to assist hospital staff in intubating patients.
Verathon Glidescope is the only device with a patented 60 degree angle, patented 45 degree camera angle and built in patented antifog which allows for intubating the most difficult airways safely and easily while being able to see the patients vocal chords easily. Due to the patented blade angle the lift force of the GlideScope is only 1-2 lbs which decreases the changes of accidental damages to patients teeth and anatomy. With patients that are obese or anterior it is the only device that allow intubation to be done safely and easily. The Verathon Glidescope has a wall rechargeable Ion battery.Consequently it provides 90 minutes of continual use and if the battery runs low the indicator will prompt the user to simply plug into a wall charger without having to replace the battery.The Verathon's glidescope is all reusable (has no disposables) so no further costs are incurred. Verathon's equipment includes a 1 year premium warranty which includes a next day loaner and full coverage of the entire unit at no cost.
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:
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.
May 28, 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.
May 23, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.