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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #438JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday June 28, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., Tucson, AZ
Amount: An estimated $1,600,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2020, 36 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,250,000
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 Tuesday June 27, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, June 12, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Software support and maintenance to Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., Tucson, AZ, for an estimated $1,600,000.
The system is used to provided the instrument interfaces and support to the work flow and day to day operations of the pathology laboratory. We need it to receive, store and process information generated by medical laboratory processes. The information in the system is clinical lab data. The information is entered manually by lab technicians/physicians and is also uploaded into the system through instrument interfaces. All of pathology, including hematology, chemistry, microbiology and others utilize the system. Patient results from laboratory tests are interfaced into the Hospitals Cerner Electronic Health Record (EHR) to become accessible to all care providers to support the delivery of patient care.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

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.

June 28, 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 23, 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
  • 438JMG.pdf (336 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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