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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #414JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday August 29, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Illumina, San Diego, CA
Amount: An estimated $131,759.78
An estimated start date of 9/1/2017 through 8/31/2020, 36 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
Published Monday August 21, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, August 3, 2017
The University awarded a contract for MiSeq instrument sequencer to Illumina, San Diego, CA, for an estimated $131,759.78.
The Illumina MiSeq instrument is a next-generation sequencer that is necessary for the DNASF when conducting so-called "microbiome" studies or other projects in which PCR products are sequenced in high-throughput. Microbiome studies are a centerpiece of the DNASF; we process roughly 20,000 samples per year, making us one of the largest volume microbiome sequencing centers in the US. This type of sequencing requires sequencing instruments that can generate individual sequences that are quite long.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

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 - Margaret van Dijk

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 23, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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:
August 18, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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
  • 414JMGIllumina.pdf (473 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 414JMGPt2.pdf (40 KB)