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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #460JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday August 29, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: BioFire, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 9/10/2017 through 9/9/2020, 36 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,100,000
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 Monday August 21, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, August 3, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Respiratory Testing to BioFire, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, for an estimated $1,500,000.
Purchase of reagents for the BioFire FilmArrays in order to offer testing for Meningitis IVD panel which detects 14 targets (Escherichia coli K1, haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus, Herpes Simplex 1, Herpes Simplex 2, Human herpesvirus 6, Human parechovirus, Varicella zoster virus) and on an IVD respiratory panel which detects 17 targets (Influenza A (subtypes H1, H3, 2009 H1N1), Influenza B, RSV, Parainfluenza 1,2,3,4, hMPV, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Adenovirus, Coronavirus HKU1, NL 63, 229E, OC43, Bacteria: Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophilia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumonia).
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:
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.

August 23, 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:
August 18, 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
  • 460JMG.pdf (320 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 460JMGPt2.pdf (40 KB)