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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #382JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday May 10, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: K2M Inc.
Amount: An estimated $975,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 6/1/2017 through 5/31/2018
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
This procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $975,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday June 6, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: K2M Inc., Leesburg, VA
Amount: An estimated $2,925,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2014 through 5/31/2017, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $1,950,000
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 22, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The University awarded a contract for K2M Spinal Implants & Ancillaries to K2M Inc., Leesburg, VA, for an estimated $2,925,000.
Purchase K2M spinal system implants (plates, screws and rods). The K2M system added benefits include less disruption, less surgical time, and less recovery time, as well as availability of implants to fit the patient's anatomy, making the surgery less complicated and much safer for the patient.

This technology is exclusive to K2M, as it has been designed to complement the companyĆ¢??s existing MESA Locking and Cricket Reduction Technologies. The U.S. Patents were recent (within the last six months) issued.
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 21, 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 teleconference. Email or call the Hearing Contact for details.

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 16, 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
  • 382JCM.pdf (374 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 382JCMpart2.pdf (270 KB)