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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #422JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday July 10, 2017
Vendor: Agilent
Change Order Amount: $136,960.95

There was an inadvertent mistake made in the purchasing amount of the one-time purchase when UIC submitted the sole source request. The sole source original amount should have been $249,960.95.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday June 21, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Agilent, Santa Clara, CA
Amount: An estimated $113,000
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
Published Tuesday June 20, 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 Margaret van Dijk.
First published Monday, June 5, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Accurae-Mass Q-TOF LC/MS spectrometer system to Agilent, Santa Clara, CA, for an estimated $113,000.
Since 2016, there have been an dramatically increasing needs in lipidomics and metabolomics from UIC research groups and other institutes in Chicago land. Unfortunately, as one of the largest facility cores in the nation, Research Resource Center (RRC) does not have a high resolution/accuracy mass spectrometer to meet the needs from the community. Currently, RRC have 4 triple quadrupole (QqQ MS) Mass Spectrometry (MS) for targeted analysis, one Orbitrap dedicated for proteomics, one gas chromatography (GC) MS and IT TOF MS for small molecule measurement and one MALDI TOF/TOF for protein analysis. None of the instruments is suitable/available for lipidomics/metabolomics. QQQ is a low resolution instrument designed for targeted analysis such as Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) or Selected reaction monitoring (SRM). GC MS is a magnetic MS with high accuracy but its can not process complex samples of lipids or metabolites. Ion-Trap and Time-of-Flight (IT TOF) is a high resolution/accuracy MS but the scan rate is too slow to analyze complex samples. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) TOF/TOF is not suitable for its incapability coupled to on-line liquid chromatography (LC) separation system. Orbitrap is the only instrument capable of analyzing complex samples of lipids and metabolites. However, this instrument is working at its full capability and is dedicated for proteomics samples ONLY, to avoid severe contaminations from lipid and metabolite samples. Due to the instrument inadequation in RRC, most of our current clients are sending their samples of lipidomics/metabolomics to competitors causing the university to lose out on potential revenue for recharges.
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 - Shirley Webb

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.

June 21, 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:
June 16, 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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