University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Schaumburg, IL
Amount: An estimated $167,571
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 Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Cytoflex S benchtop flow cytometer to Beckman Coulter, Inc., Schaumburg, IL, for an estimated $167,571.
Dry Eye Research requires identifying proteins and molecules that are expressed on the surface of tear fluid cells. There's only a very low sample volume that can be collected for analysis, very sensitive detection techniques are needed for identifying many of these molecular targets simultaneously. There is unmet need for drugs to treat severe dry eye that occurs in patients after bone marrow transplants. This is only possible if new targets are identified in the tear fluid using highly sensitive equipment.
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:
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
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 23, 2017
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.