University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Pentax Medical, Inc., Montvale, NJ
Amount: An estimated $450,000
An estimated start date of 7/15/2017 through 7/14/2020, 36 months
Potential Future Renewals:
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 Thursday, June 15, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Service and Support for 83 Pentax Endoscopes to Pentax Medical, Inc., Montvale, NJ, for an estimated $450,000.
This is for service, maintenance and support for approximately 83 endoscopes. The last purchase was for four endoscopes via Vizient approved contract reference 194IDM. These are specialized surgical scopes used in the department of G.I. Lab, Anesthesia, Operating Room and Pulmonary. A Endoscopes is used to examine organs and vessels of a human body. An endoscope is a flexible tube with an attached camera that allows doctors to see. The doctor can also use forceps and scissors on the endoscope to operate or remove tissue for biopsy. By getting samples of tissue, can help detect cancerous growth.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Margaret van Dijk
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.
July 5, 2017
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 30, 2017
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.