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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #425JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday December 12, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: TrueVision Systems Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
Amount: An estimated $135,000
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 Friday December 12, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, November 24, 2014
The University awarded a contract for 3D Visualization & Guidance System for eye surgery to TrueVision Systems Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, for an estimated $135,000.
Purchase the TrueVision®Visualization and Guidance System that will allow the surgeons and the Eye Department to utilize computer guidance surgical applications to optimize surgical outcomes. Also allows for real-time streaming to facilities for teaching.

The unique patented TrueVision features include: the ability to run real-time multidimensional (both 3D and 2D) visualization modules with one or more data processors (multiple monitors) to stream 3D real-time to conference facilities for Ophthalmology consultation and teaching. As described above, TrueVision contains 3D Surgical guidance software for advanced technology cataract procedures. In addition TrueVision has 3D Intelligent surgical planning software for advanced technology cataract procedures and a 3D surgical cockpit, which infuses patient data. In other words, the software applications perform real-time 3D images allowing the surgeon to operate from the monitor with no latency issues.

FDA approval of this medical device was received on December 22, 2010.
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.

December 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:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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:
December 5, 2014
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • 425JCMPart1.PDF (299 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 425JCMPart2.pdf (49 KB)
Waiver Document
  • 425JCMComplianceWaiver.PDF (173 KB)