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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #409JMG

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Friday June 5, 2020
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: CardioFocus, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $450,000
Renewal: 1 of 2, 7/1/2020 through 6/30/2021
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $450,000
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday May 8, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: CardioFocus, Inc., Marlborough, MA
Amount: An estimated $1,350,000
An estimated start date of 5/15/2017 through 6/30/2020, 36 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $900,000
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 Wednesday May 3, 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 Friday, April 14, 2017
The University awarded a contract for visual guid Laser Pulmonary Vein Isolation Abla. to CardioFocus, Inc., Marlborough, MA, for an estimated $1,350,000.
The CardioFocus HeartLight´┐Ż Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) is the only FDA approved device using laser energy to isolate the pulmonary veins (PV). Also unique to our system is a compliant balloon and direct tissue visualization via an endoscope to aid in lesion placement.
Electrical isolation of the PV?s prevents premature atrial beats from being conducted to the left atrium and initiating AFib. The HeartLight´┐Ż Endoscopic Ablation System is indicated for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. In drug refractory, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), patients have tried and failed or not tolerated drug therapy where AFib begins suddenly and then stops on its own. Symptoms can be mild or severe. AFib stops within about a week, but usually in less than 24 hours. More than 25 percent of people with paroxysmal AFib will go on to develop persistent or chronic atrial fibrillation.
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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.

Hearing Details

May 3, 2017
3:00 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:
April 28, 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
  • 409JMGPart1.pdf (394 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 409JMGPart2.pdf (44 KB)