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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #493JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday June 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Acclarent Incorporated, Menlo Park, CA
Amount: An estimated $280,000
An estimated start date of 5/5/2015 through 5/4/2018, 36 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 Thursday April 23, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The University awarded a contract for RELIEVA Dilation System and ancillaries. to Acclarent Incorporated, Menlo Park, CA, for an estimated $280,000.
The Acclarent RELIEVA Dilation System (US Patent # 8,951,225; 8,858,586; 8,764,726; 8,419,746; 8,486,119; 8,764,786) is the only one handed endoscopical procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons may use for the treatment of blocked sinuses. The Sinuplasty procedure is performed on the principle of restoring patency of the sinus ducts and ostia by enlarging the opening and allowing mucociliary clearance of mucus from the sinus into the nose to resume. Patients diagnosed with sinusitis, but do not respond to medications, may be candidates for endoscopic sinus surgery.

One of the major benefits of this type of procedure and product. There is no cutting required and recovery time is much quicker for the patient.
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.

April 22, 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:
April 17, 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
  • 493JCMPart1.pdf (387 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 493JCMPart2.pdf (51 KB)