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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #398JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday May 26, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA
Amount: An estimated $12,000,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2017 through 3/31/2020, 36 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
Published Wednesday May 24, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
First published Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The University awarded a contract for K2M Spinal Implants & Ancillaries to K2M Inc to K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA, for an estimated $12,000,000.
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 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:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135
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.

March 29, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
March 24, 2017
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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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  • 398JMGPart2.pdf (88 KB)