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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #498JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday June 28, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Premier, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Amount: An estimated $156,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $104,000
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 Monday June 4, 2018
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, May 18, 2018
The University awarded a contract for Premier Systems cost accounting support to Premier, Inc., Charlotte, NC, for an estimated $156,000.
The University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago needs cost accounting expertise relative to McKesson's (30+ years old) TRENDSTAR decision support system in order to provide costing information to perform profitability analyses. The services needed include maintaining the cost allocation tables involving clinical operations, laboratory operations, medical supplies cost and allocation of overhead costs. As a result of McKesson's 30+ years old TRENDSTAR application and technology, very few industry resources are available to support the system in general, much less the intellectual knowledge required to perform cost accounting within TRENDSTAR. Premier Inc specializes in healthcare cost accounting and has been developing innovative Cost Accounting strategies for over 400 hospitals since 1991.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

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.

June 6, 2018
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Margaret van Dijk
Phone:(217) 720-0293
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 1, 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
  • 498JMGPremier.pdf (561 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 498JMGpt2.pdf (48 KB)