University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Qualisys North America, Inc., Highland Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $82,715
Terms: One-time transaction
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 Monday, August 25, 2014
The University awarded a contract for purchase of the Qualisys OQUS System to Qualisys North America, Inc., Highland Park, IL, for an estimated $82,715.
The Qualyisys OQUS equipment (six cameras and related proprietary QTM software) is the only equipment that combines motion capture specifications plus full high-speed cameras. The OQUS equipment includes the following features that satisfy the research requirements.
1. Precision: The required measurement of movement require high temporal and spatial resolution. A lot of the measurements will be done on small animals (rats, rabbits); thus, it is necessary to have a system that can record with very high spatial resolution so that moving landmarks can be properly measured.
2. Flexibility: The cameras in this system, unlike other like Vicon, allows them to record, in addition to the normal landmark-recognition mode, as full high-speed cameras. This makes them the only system that can be used in conditions where reflective markers (necessary for motion-capture reconstruction) is not possible. This is the case, for example, when the subjects to be used are too small to be able to place markers on them, such as mice. In the same vein, the system is flexible enough to be used for small/medium-size animals and for recordings in humans.
3. Fully-integrated: This system is designed to work with other recording systems, such as EMGs and strains. The system comes with an integrated data-acquisition system that automatically allows synchronization and multiple recordings.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Qualisys System is required for research and no other source is able to meet the Researcher's documented need.
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.
September 10, 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.
September 5, 2014
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.