University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Laerdal Medical Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY
Amount: An estimated $65,679
An estimated start date of 8/14/2014 through 8/13/2019, 60 months
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 Monday, July 14, 2014
The University awarded a contract for purchase of a Sim Man 3G simulator to Laerdal Medical Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY, for an estimated $65,679.
Purchasing from Laerdal Medical Inc. the SimMan 3G human patient simulator for use in teaching and assessing medical students, nursing students, residents, faculty and hospital staff. This simulator allows learners to practice critical care procedures in a safe environment without harm to real patients.
Laerdal is the only distributor for the SimMan mannequin they manufacture, since only they can provide replacement parts, appropriate training and technical support.
Only the SimMan 3G mannequin can simulate seizures, cyanosis, diaphoresis, and vomiting, allowing a large range of clinical disorders to be simulated; registers compression depth and recognizes medications given, allowing specific feedback to learners; and has a simple user interface that allows modification of clinical parameters and is already familiar to our faculty and staff.
Only the SimMan 3G has an apparatus for demonstrating medical management of human normal and abnormal airways is disclosed. The mechanical mannequin apparatus includes airway elements that resemble those found in infant, children and adult human beings and includes at least one restrictor mechanism attached to at least a portion of at least one of the airway elements for causing sealing engagement against and volume restriction of at least one of the airway elements. Only the SimMan 3G apparatus also includes an esophagus tube member, a stomach cavity, jaw adjusting mechanism and neck adjusting mechanism.
Only the Sim Man 3G has a detachable, fluid-tight hollow member and that allows the multiple punctures before having to be replaced.
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 - Aaron M. Finder
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 30, 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.
July 25, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.