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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #505JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Tuesday June 23, 2015
Student Insurance related University Managed Care unit and vendor could not reach contractual terms.
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 Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The University intends to award a contract for Presence Health Systems Inc. to Presence Health Systems Inc., Chicago, IL, for an estimated $750,000.
To provide emergency healthcare services to University student (CampusCare) members at any Presence Health Facility and Physicians Group. The addition of Presence Health as an in-network medical provider to the student member insurance plan is requested for a three year term contract.

Funding for this contract will come from Self Supporting Fund. No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used to fund this project in whole or in part.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the To provide emergency healthcare services to University student (CampusCare) members at any Presence Health Facility and Physicians Group.

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
  • 505JCMPart1.pdf (386 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 505JCMPart2.pdf (56 KB)