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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #568JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday October 8, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, DC
Amount: An estimated $188,000
An estimated start date of 9/25/2015 through 9/24/2018, 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 cancelled
Published Monday September 14, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Membership to AAMC to Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Washington, DC, for an estimated $188,000.
The purchase is for association membership for College of Medicine in the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). There is only one AAMC that represents and serves the nation's medical schools. There is only one AAMC that represents and serves the 144 accredited U.S. medical schools and nearly 400 major teaching Hospitals. The primary need for this membership is for medical school application procesing via the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCASs. All University medical school prospects are directed to use AMCAS. Regardless of the number of medical schools to which a prospect apply, they submit just one online application to AMCAS. To our knowledge, all U.S. medical schools use AMCAS as the primary application method for their entering classes. AMCAS is only available to applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the education, research, public service, or athletic activities are related to participation in mandated organizations of which the University is a member.

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.

September 16, 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) 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:
September 11, 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
  • 568JCMPart1.pdf (325 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 568JCMPart2.pdf (59 KB)