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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #406JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Tuesday November 4, 2014
The University of Illinois Hospital became aware of a potential alternative vendor and consequently is cancelling the sole source request.
First published Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The University intends to award a contract for CryoLife Inc's. Pulmonary Valve, Aortic-Iliac to CryoLife Inc., Kennesaw, GA, for an estimated $150,000.
Continual purchase of Cryolife's Pulmonary Valve, Aortic-Iliac Artery, Fem-pop Artery implants, and Bioglue as prescribed by a physician to be implanted surgically to treat, through implantation, diseased pulmonary valves, arteries and tissue.

Surgeon's network and discuss positive and negative benefits of medical implants and have concluded that the CryoLife Inc. is beneficial based upon the specific patient and other factors to be the product of choice.
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:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055
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.

September 10, 2014
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

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.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
September 5, 2014
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
  • 406JCMPart1.pdf (294 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 406JCMPart2.pdf (53 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 406JCMCANCELLATION.pdf (22 KB)
  • 406JCMHearingRecommendation.pdf (54 KB)
  • 406JCMSSJF.pdf (332 KB)