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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #356JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday July 17, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Verathon Medical Inc., Bothell, WA
Amount: $189,760
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 Thursday May 29, 2014
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:
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.

May 28, 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:
May 23, 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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