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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #572JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday October 26, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Heart Imaging Technologies Inc., Durham, NC
Amount: An estimated $108,300
An estimated start date of 11/6/2015 through 11/5/2018, 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 October 19, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The University awarded a contract for WebPax software upgrade and support to Heart Imaging Technologies Inc., Durham, NC, for an estimated $108,300.
Heart Imaging Technologies Inc.will provide WebPax software upgrade and support for Cardiac Medcial Radiology so that dedicated CMR functionality and tools that allow a user to make volumetric measurements can be utilized.

This feature was not available in earlier version. There is speed enhancement that allows a user to open the scan images much faster. The clinical report is searchable with data mining capability. Simultaneous real time viewing is also a part of this new version. These features improve patient care and accessibility allows a reader to make decisions.

WebPax is the only system designed for viewing moving cardiac MR images which combines the capabilities of storing, displaying and post processing of moving images, clinical reporting, and a fully searchable database in one system which can be accessed remotely from any computer i.e. does not require dedicated post-processing workstations.
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:
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.

October 21, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, 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:
October 16, 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
  • 572JCMPart1.pdf (474 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 572JCMPart2.pdf (59 KB)