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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #501JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday June 3, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Stryker Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
Amount: An estimated $219,900
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 26, 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 Monday, May 11, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Stryker's Sonopet Ultrasonic Aspirator to Stryker Inc., Kalamazoo, MI, for an estimated $219,900.
Purchase from Stryker Inc their Sonopet Ultrasonic as it's the surgeons choice for surgical removal of brain tumors, spinal lesions, livers for disease and transplant, fine bone dissection, and ultrasonic bone cutting. This is the state of the art product.

Stryker's patented technology, combined with precise control and an ergonomically designed handpiece, make it possible to emulsify bone with no grabbing or kicking due to non-rotational reciprocating motion, which is common amongst conventional technology. The ergonimically designed handlpiece has a piezo system which makes the handpiece lightweight and efficient. In addition, the Sonopet does not require a water cooling system and is very easy for the nurses to set up.

The Sonopet has "Sonic knive" tips (U.S. patent 7,998,157) that allow for ultrasonic bone cutting and bone sawing near critical structures in compressed spinal applications. Reduced kerf preserves patient anatomy while maintaining dura. U.S. patent 7,374,552 unique specification is a Longitudinal torsional (LT) technology that allows surgeon to sculpt bone via non-rotational cutting tips that preserve adjacent critical structures such as nerves and blood vessels in confined neuro cavities. U.S. patent 6,984,220 unqiue specification is a Transsphenoidal applications include extended length tips that allow both access to and removal of pituitary brain tumors via the existing sinus passage versus opening the head and retracting the brain.
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.

May 27, 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 22, 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
  • 501JCMPart1.pdf (347 KB)
  • 501JCMRevisedPart1.pdf (330 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 501JCMPart2.pdf (52 KB)