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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #403JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday March 24, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Amendia, Marietta, GA
Amount: An estimated $750,000
An estimated start date of 4/1/2017 through 6/30/2019, 27 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $500,000
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 Monday March 20, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, March 3, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Orthopedic Spine System to Amendia, Marietta, GA, for an estimated $750,000.
Musculoskeletal diseases affect more than one out of every two persons in the United States age 18 and over, and nearly three out of four age 65 and over. The orthopedic spine system from Amendia, is designed to improve the surgical outcomes and the lives of patients with spinal disorders by utilizing both biologics and instrumentation. The system is comprised of four components: interbody plates, rods, screws, and peek end caps.

The requested items have many proprietary technological features that are not available from competing manufacturers. Please refer to Section VI question 4 on sole source justification form for proprietary features provided by Amendia Inc. product line.
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 22, 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 17, 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
  • 403JMGPart1.pdf (387 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 403JMGPart2.pdf (32 KB)