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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #518JMG

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Friday July 24, 2020
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Dr. John Caleb Richards
Amount: An estimated $300,000
Renewal: 2nd of 3, 10/15/2020 through 10/14/2021
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $300,000
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday August 28, 2019
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Dr. John Caleb Richards
Amount: An estimated $300,000
Renewal: 1st of 3, 10/15/2019 through 10/14/2020
Pricing Changes: 
None
Service/Product Changes: 
None
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $600,000
Comments: The university has complied with Section 8(i)(a)(b)of the BEP Act.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday October 15, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: Dr. John Caleb Richards, Denver, CO
Amount: An estimated $300,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 10/15/2018 through 10/14/2019, 12 months
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $900,000
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 October 1, 2018
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, September 14, 2018
The University awarded a contract for NIOSH certified "B" reader to Dr. John Caleb Richards, Denver, CO, for an estimated $300,000.
The contract arrangement with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) of Queensland, Australia requires Dr. Cohen and his team to review and classify CXRs (X-rays) and CTs of coal miners as to their presence of pneumoconioses. The images are classified according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses system (ILO classification). B Readers performing ILO classifications require special training and certification by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a branch of the Centers for Disease Control. B Readers must successfully pass an examination every four years in order to maintain certification. The volume of image reports (which each require two reads from different B Readers) required by DNRME is a minimum of 800 (1,600 reads) per month. If the minimum is not met, the payment per report is reduced by 40%. Dr. John Caleb Richard's B reading contributions will ensure that the contractual obligations are met/exceeded and that revenue is not reduced. The Deed of Variation approved by DNRME on March 4, 2018 requires Dr. Cohen and his team to review and classify a minimum of 800 and as many as 2,000 to 4000 x-rays of coal miners. The volume of image reports (which each need two reads from different B Readers) required by DNRME is a minimum of 800 (1,600 reads) per month. If the minimum is not met, the payment per report is reduced by 40%.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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.

Hearing Details

Date:
October 3, 2018
Time:
3:00 PM
Location:
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:
September 28, 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
  • 518JMGJohnCalebRichards.pdf (553 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 518JMGPt2.pdf (49 KB)