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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #543JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday July 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: FLIR Detection, Inc, Stillwater, OK
Amount: An estimated $113,680
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 Wednesday July 22, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The University awarded a contract for FLIR's Griffin 460 system to conduct research to FLIR Detection, Inc, Stillwater, OK, for an estimated $113,680.
Purchase Flir's Griffin 460 system to conduct research within the scope of a U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Grant.The FLIR Griffin 460 gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) is a portable/field deployable system designed for chemical analysis of molecular species. The device is marketed towards portable labs, such as hazmat and disaster resonse teams, and is capable of multi-modal sample introduction with MS/MS confirmation. The device will be acquired in order to perform an end-user evaluation of the technology to validate manufacturer claims of performance. This Air Force grant's purpose is the acquisition and occupational health and safety testing of medical devices of interest to the program’s sponsor, the United States Air Force Medical Service, and which are central to the mission of the University of Illinois-Dental Medicine Responder Training (UIC-DMRT) Division within the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry.
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 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 or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-036
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:
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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Sole Source Justification
  • 543JCMPart1.pdf (360 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 543JCMPart2.pdf (63 KB)