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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #504JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday June 18, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), Wheaton, IL
Amount: An estimated $36,000
An estimated start date of 6/20/2015 through 6/19/2016, 12 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 June 9, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, May 22, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) consulting to Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), Wheaton, IL, for an estimated $36,000.
Purchase of consultant services from Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)to start a medical house call program so that University healthcare providers can be trained to implement internally.

The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is the only organization in the country that assists health systems to create house call programs. This conclusion results after networking and colloborative relationships (such as, AMA, IHA, Advisory Board and several other membership groups) were surveyed. Modern house calls are a new concept that have not been taught both from a practice management and clinical perspective. HCCI’s knowledge is unique and developed. To attempt to create the program on our own would be significantly more expensive.

Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) brings expertise and experience in start-up house call programs with neighboring healthcare entities, Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is the only organization in the country that assists health systems to create house call programs.

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.

June 10, 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:
June 5, 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
  • 504JCMPart1.pdf (352 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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