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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #527JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday February 22, 2018
Vendor: Center for Housing and Health (CHH)
Change Order Amount: $100,000

This sole source change order by an additional $100,000.00 is for the housing and continual medical assistance for the chronically homeless individuals who suffer high rates or mental illness and substance abuse, and without stable housing, their medical conditions are often exacerbated by these unmet psychosocial conditions. At the time of the original sole source, there was no history or spend data on how much would be required to run the program. Now with the necessary data in hand, we can make a better assessment of the funding necessary to assist these patients.
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday August 7, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Center for Housing and Health (CHH), Columbia, MD
Amount: An estimated $250,000
An estimated start date of 8/5/2015 through 8/4/2018, 36 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 modified
Published Tuesday August 4, 2015
The hearing was held on July 22, 2015. The Hearing Officer's recommendation is attached.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
First published Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Center for Housing and Health (CHH) services. to Center for Housing and Health (CHH), Columbia, MD, for an estimated $250,000.
The Center for Housing and Health leads the only collaborative in Chicago and Cook County of supportive housing providers for the homeless. The collaborative is called Better Health Through Housing (BHH); and the Center for Housing and Health serves as its coordinating entity and fiscal agent. The collaborative itself is not a legal entity but an association of 28 supportive housing providers serving the homeless.

CHH is the awardee of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and State of Illinois supportive service grants that provide housing for highly vulnerable homeless individuals and families who are also high users of health care services. Its programs provide system-wide coordination and a "housing-First" approach to supportive housing. The collaborative, named "Better Health Through Housing", (BHH) has commitment from 25 Chicago area supportive housing agencies that will provide up to 125 scattered 1- bedroom apartments for the homeless. The BHH Collaborative will provide to UI Health homeless outreachh and engagement services, and both immediate bridge housing units and 1 bedroom apartments for up to 25 chronically homeless UI Health patients identified primarily in the Emergency Room but also in the Psychiatry and other departments.

In addition to the outreach and housing provided, services also include a single 10-digit referral number, intake services and intensive case management of these individuals.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the CHH, as the lead agency for the BHH Collaborative, is representing 80% of the supportive housing units in Chicago and Cook County for the homeless, and it is the only organization that has received a waiver to bypass the Chicago Continuum of Care Central Referral System (CRS). In Chicago and Cook County, all available supportive housing units for the homeless must go through a HUD-mandated Coordinated Access process (CRS in Chicago) that presently has a list of over 10,000 homeless individuals awaiting housing placement.

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.

July 22, 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 teleconference. Email or call the Hearing Contact for details.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
July 17, 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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