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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #485JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday June 25, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Sony Biotechnology Inc., Champaign, IL
Amount: An estimated $204,500
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 June 23, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 5, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Sony's Cell Sorter SH800 for research to Sony Biotechnology Inc., Champaign, IL, for an estimated $204,500.
Purchase Sony's Cell Sorter SH800 for researching the biological interactions between nerve cells and bone marrow cells for the Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Department.

Sony's SH800 is designed to deliver micro level accuracy by allowing the data to be auto-sorted and data to be extracted/organizd in an automated capacity.

The Sony SH800 is the only highly accurate and efficient replicating sorter in the market that is proven to deliver the most dependable and accurate research data due to its specification for ophthalmic research, and there are no other provider of such equipment in the market.
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.

Date:
June 24, 2015
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
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:
June 19, 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
  • 485JCMPart1.pdf (398 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 585JCMPart2.pdf (58 KB)