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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #466JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday September 21, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,750,000
An estimated start date of 11/30/2017 through 11/29/2022, 60 months
2 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $700,000
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 September 18, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Accreditation for Resident & Fellow Graduate progs to The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $1,750,000.
The ACGME is a sole source vendor, i.e., it is the only accrediting body for all medical residency programs in the United States. The University has 57 medical residency programs. Accreditation offers it's stakeholders assurance that a given residency program meets an accepted set of standards.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the This is the only organization in the United States the accredits Graduate Medical Education programs.

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.

September 20, 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:
September 15, 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
  • 466JMG.pdf (247 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 466JMGPart2.pdf (41 KB)