University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Abiomed Inc., Danver, MA
Amount: An estimated $250,000
An estimated start date of 9/10/2014 through 8/9/2016, 24 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 Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Abiomed Inc.'s Impella Pump to Abiomed Inc., Danver, MA, for an estimated $250,000.
The Impella pump is the only percutaneously inserted circulatory support device that can unload the left ventricle without having to puncture the atrium. It only requires one vessel access. It has the ability to pump blood directly from the left ventricle to the ascending aorta without having any part of the circulation circuit outside of the body. The product is also approved by the FDA (reference # K063723) in May 2009.
The IMPELLAÂ® Pump known as an Percutaneous Cardiac Support System is intended for partial circulatory support using an extracorporeal bypass control unit. for periods up to 6 hours. It is also intended to be used to provide partial circulatory support (for periods up to 6 hours) during procedures not requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. The IMPELLA Â® Pump also provides pressure measurements which are useful in determining intravascular pressure. It is intended for partial circulatory support using an extracorporeal bypass control unit. for periods up to 6 hours. It is also intended to be used to provide partial circulatory support (for periods up to 6 hours) during procedures not requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. The IMPELLA Â® Pump also provides pressure measurements which are useful in determining intravascular pressure.
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.
August 27, 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.
August 22, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.