To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #478JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday May 20, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Advisory Board, Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $289,120
An estimated start date of 5/16/2015 through 5/15/2019, 48 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 May 5, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The University awarded a contract for membership access to The Advisory Board to The Advisory Board, Washington, DC, for an estimated $289,120.
Continual purchase of membership access to three modules-Health Care Advisory Board; Nursing Executive Center; and Financial Leadership Council from The Advisory Board Inc.

Advisory Board membership provides University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System with unlimited, direct, and immediate access to analysts, researchers, and senior consultants to discuss any practice or run deep on unique issues. Advisory Board staff are available to provide follow-up support and networking contacts, as well as share documents obtained during the course of research.

The Health Care Advisory Board membership access is utilized to identify best practice research on health care strategy in an all-inclusive membership model comprehensive of research studies, webinars, cohort networking, and annual meetings. In addition to access to senior health system executives and strategy and planning staff with tools, insights, and guidance. Another unique feature is the on-site customized sessions facilitated by Health Care Advisory Board staff.

The Nursing Executive Center membership access is utilized for best practice research on nurse strategy in an all-inclusive membership model comprehensive of research studies, webinars, cohort networking, and annual meetings.This module includes support for Chief Nursing Officers with workforce management, patient satisfaction, frontline care, productivity, and clinical documentation. In addition the Nursing Publications Library has in-depth reports on emerging developments in Nursing.

The Financial Leadership Council: membership access is utilized for research on health care financial leadership strategy in an all-inclusive membership model comprehensive of research studies, webinars and cohort networking. This module includes concerns around margin preservation, the financial impact of the ICD-10 transition, and payment models of the future. Unique all-inclusive membership model includes access to Member Meetings and Annual gatherings of health system Chief Financial Officers.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Organization Memberships

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.

May 6, 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:
May 1, 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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Sole Source Justification
  • 478JCMPart1.pdf (406 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 478JCMPart2.pdf (54 KB)