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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #475JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday July 20, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Richmond, VA
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 7/25/2015 through 6/30/2020, 60 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 Monday July 13, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, June 29, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Organ transplant registry with UNOS to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Richmond, VA, for an estimated $1,500,000.
University of Illinois Hospital must register with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)for organ transplant services.

UNOS is contracted with Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services to administer the OPTN and there is no other vendor that can provide the same service.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the OPTN is the unified transplant network established by the United States Congress under the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 to be operated by a private, non-profit organization under federal contract. UNOS was awarded that contract in 1986 and has continued to administer it through contract with Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIHHSS) is a member of UNOS in its capacity as an organ transplant center.

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.

July 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:
July 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
  • 475JCM.pdf (273 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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  • 475JCMPart2.pdf (59 KB)