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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #488JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Tuesday August 25, 2015
Contractual arrangement failed and servcies were not performed.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday June 2, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The University intends to award a contract for Northwestern Medical Group services OB/GYN to Northwesterrn Medical Faculty Foundation dba Northwestern Medical Group, Evanston, IL, for an estimated $150,000.
Northwestern Medical Group has 12 Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) practice specialists readily available. This unique contractual service also has experience with accreditation concerns that makes this vendor the efficient and effective choice. Accreditation refers to having the requisite medical licenses to practice as Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists in the State of Illinois.

The goal is to acquire Northwestern Medical Group servcies of a MFM specialists to assist UIC Obstetrics and Gynecology unit until an internal search can be completed and internal Hospital employment arrangements are operationalized. The post performance review will be an assessment of the Contractor’s performance by analyzing the services rendered on a case by case basis to the healthcare patient outcomes. Any assessment results will be thoroughly review with the Contractor.

The contract with Northwestern Medical Foundation will help in providing additional coverage while UIC completes recruitment and credentialing.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Physician services for the Obstetrics and Gynecology department relating to patient care.

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.

June 3, 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 27, 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
  • 488JCMPart1.pdf (378 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 488JCMPart2.pdf (56 KB)