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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #454JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday April 22, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. dba Advanced Sterilization Products, Irvine, CA
Amount: An estimated $256,000
An estimated start date of 4/26/2015 through 4/25/2018, 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 Wednesday April 15, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The University awarded a contract for service to ASP of Sterrad and Evotech units to Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. dba Advanced Sterilization Products, Irvine, CA, for an estimated $256,000.
Service and maintenance contract to Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP)for four Sterrad ®System low temperature hydrogen peroxide terminal sterilizers and for two Evotech ECR high level disinfecting automated endoscope cleaning units. To ensure all six devices meets original MDM (Medical Device Manufacturer) specifications for maintenance and enhancements as required by government regulatory bodies such as OSHA and FDA a contract is critical.

ASP does not authorize customers or third party repair entities to service these sterilization units,including the loading or reloading of software.

ASP servicing includes all mandatory (OSHA or FDA related)and non-mandatory product system improvements (technical bulletins, TB’s) are included in your ASP Preferred Service Agreements. Also any software upgrades that are part of a TB will also be included in your service agreement.UIC Hospital to maximize utilization of these critical units used in surgery has depended upon ASP's Preferred Service – 24/7/365 with unlimited preventive maintenance (PMs) and all covered corrective maintenance (CMs).
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

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.

April 15, 2015
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 9-036
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:
April 10, 2015
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
  • 454JCMPart1.pdf (349 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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