University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: GE Healthcare, Wauwatosa, WI
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2018 through 6/30/2021, 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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, May 17, 2018
The University awarded a contract for software licensing, Support and maintenance to GE Healthcare, Wauwatosa, WI, for an estimated $1,500,000.
The GE Centricity PACS system acquires and stores radiological diagnostic images. The system is used by physicians throughout the enterprise, primarily Radiology and Cardiology, but also Emergency Department and many others to view images generated via x-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound and the like. The volume of users who depend on this system for image retrieval during the care delivery process is several thousand. Over the past year UI Health experienced 0 unscheduled down-times that could have impacted patient care and the immediate delivery of radiological images. Information Services tracks system down-times and requires remediation should they occur.
The PACS system is an FDA regulated system, so system up time is a key indicator of system health. Hospital IT technicians and the GE technicians routinely perform system health checks of the software system. In addition GE provides remote monitoring tools that assist with trouble-shooting.
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:
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
401 S. Spring Street
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.
June 1, 2018
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.