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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #491JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday May 29, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Order of Saint Francis (OSF) Healthcare System, owner and operator of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Cent, Rockford, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $142,762
An estimated start date of 6/19/2015 through 9/30/2017, 27 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 19, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been modified
Published Thursday May 14, 2015
The Alternate Location at the James R. Thompson Center has been changed from room 9-036 to room 9-035.
First published Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The University awarded a contract for OSF training for medical residents at Rockford to Order of Saint Francis (OSF) Healthcare System, owner and operator of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Cent, Rockford, IL, for an amount not to exceed $142,762.
OSF is willing to purchase our practice at two of our sites (Rockton and Belvidere), but they want to employ all staff related to both sites. It is planned that our Rockton practice site will be absorbed into another OSF facility in the Rockton area. OSF will lease our facility at the Belvidere site. As a result if this facility operational transition from UIC College of Medicine at Rockford (UICOMR) to OSF, a UICOMR medical faculty member will have to become an OSF employee and UICOMR has to compensate OSF for applicable continual medical education services provided by Dr.Sajjadi to UICOMR medical students. Dr. Sajjadi has been providing these services for the last 2 – 3 years and can provide continuity in the courses and instruction for our medical students.

Since Dr. Sajjadi is established in this training of medical resident position, no training would be necessary. No other UIC MD faculty member is available nor interested in the responsibilities. The unique services are solely restricted to an employee contractual arrangement .
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Instruction of 2nd and 3rd year medical students at Rockford College of Medicine.

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 20, 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 9-035
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 15, 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
  • 491JCMPart1.pdf (385 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 491JCMPart2.pdf (54 KB)