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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #521JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday April 10, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: CAE Healthcare, Sarasota, FL
Amount: An estimated $624,371.79
An estimated start date of 4/15/2019 through 3/30/2025, 71 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 April 9, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, March 22, 2019
The University awarded a contract for learning software, servers, audio equipment,camera to CAE Healthcare, Sarasota, FL, for an estimated $624,371.79.
The College of Medicine Simulation Institute uses a specialized clinical simulation management audiovisual platform to record, playback, and instruct trainees in real time during simulated medical exams and procedures. This common curriculum is being used in order to merge and share data for clinical skills testing between Rockford and Chicago campuses. The encounters are used to assess and improve healthcare providers' communication skills, physical exam competencies, medical history documentation, and clinical reasoning. In addition, the audiovisual recordings are available via an on-line digital library for task trainers and students to review/study. Purchase of additional simulation equipment, software licenses, and preventative maintenance services is required for the Simulation Institutes new expanded facilities being built out under Capital Project 929-C14063.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Ashley Stewart

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.

April 10, 2019
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986
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:
April 5, 2019
Register with:
Ashley Stewart
Phone:(217) 970-0986

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
  • 521JMG.pdf (647 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 521JMGPT2.pdf (49 KB)