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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #402JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday March 21, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Roche Diagnostics Inc., Tucson, AZ
Amount: An estimated $399,000
An estimated start date of 4/10/2017 through 4/9/2018, 12 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 Monday March 13, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Supplies to Roche Diagnostics Inc., Tucson, AZ, for an estimated $399,000.
The Pathology Laboratories have been using the Roche Benchmark XT automated Slide Preparation System since February 2008, and the reagents and supplies purchased are the only compatible products for this system. It is used to perform Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and In Situ Hybridization (ISH) staining primarily for cancer screening. The system seamlessly integrates and automates staining, specimen tracking, and imaging platforms to provide real-time specimen monitoring and tracking.
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:
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 15, 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 10, 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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Sole Source Justification
  • 402JMGPart1.pdf (222 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 402JMGPart2.pdf (33 KB)