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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #463JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday February 20, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: EMD Millipore Corporation, Billerica, MA
Amount: An estimated $99,000
An estimated start date of 2/28/2015 through 2/27/2016, 12 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 Tuesday February 17, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Amnis FlowSight® Image Stream cytometer to EMD Millipore Corporation, Billerica, MA, for an estimated $99,000.
Purchase a Amnis FlowSight® Image Stream cytometer as it's unique specifications and patented features are the only cytometer that can fulfill the researcher's needs.

The Amnis is unique in that it has the only platform on the market that utilize time delayed integration for image capture of cells while they are in flow. No other platform that is currently available has equal image capture rates or image resolution. Likewise, analysis software developed by Amnis allows for the in depth study of biological systems. This facilitates experimental analysis that is currently not able to be evaluated by any other platform. It is also noteworthy to indicate that the Amnis FlowSight is a tabletop unit.

The patented technology, upon which the Amnis Imaging Cytometer are built, facilitates a unique approach to cellular analysis. These patented features are what allow for the high speed collection of cellular information along with the images of each individual captured cell, This combined information can then be analyzed providing insight into the complex inner workings of the cell, including, but not limited to, internalization of objects, cell-cell interactions, cell morphology analysis, detection of rare events (i.e., circulating tumor cells), and multi-parameter approaches to cellular analysis. No other available technology offers this capability.
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.

February 18, 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:
February 13, 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
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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