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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #582JMG
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday June 13, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Nuance Communications, Inc, Burlington, MA
Amount: An estimated $155,400
An estimated start date of 6/1/2019 through 5/31/2022, 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 Tuesday May 28, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The University awarded a contract for PowerScribe 360 Support and Maintenance to Nuance Communications, Inc, Burlington, MA, for an estimated $155,400.
Continual system support and maintenance services for the Nuance PowerScribe 360 system used by Radiology to dictate reports for resulting radiological studies.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance. Nuance developed the Nuance PowerScribe 360 system and they are the only company that can realistically provide the necessary support and maintenance on their proprietary software. As owners of the intellectual property for the Nuance software, only Nuance can provide ongoing software updates to ensure we remain up to date with the latest functionality.

For additional information, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

May 29, 2019
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
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:
May 24, 2019
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 933-2377

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
  • 582JMGNuance.pdf (433 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 582JMGPt2.pdf (42 KB)