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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #478JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday January 31, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Edward L. Petsonk, M.D., Mount Morris, PA
Amount: An estimated $300,000
An estimated start date of 2/20/2018 through 12/30/2018, 10 months
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $900,000
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 Tuesday January 30, 2018
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been modified
Published Monday January 22, 2018
The hearing and registration contact is now Margaret van Dijk.
First published Friday, January 12, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Certified NIOSH B Reader to Edward L. Petsonk, M.D., Mount Morris, PA, for an estimated $300,000.
Queensland lost the technical expertise needed to classify chest x-rays for pneumoconiosis and does not have the capacity to handle the volume of new images coming into the surveillance system. The Queensland government has been relying on Dr. Robert Cohen, of the University of Illinois School of Public Health to manage this surveillance while Queensland develops local expertise. Starting in 2016, Dr. Cohen has been classifying coal miner?s chest x-ray images for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mining The protocol for image classification requires review of each image by at least two, and up to five qualified B-readers.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

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.

January 31, 2018
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:
January 26, 2018
Register with:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone:(217) 720-0293

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
  • 478JMGPart1.pdf (473 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 478JMGPt2.pdf (50 KB)