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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #588JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday December 14, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: The Data Guild, LLC, Palo Alto, CA
Amount: An estimated $650,000
An estimated start date of 10/31/2015 through 9/30/2017, 23 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 MOTION software to increase patient activation to The Data Guild, LLC, Palo Alto, CA, for an estimated $650,000.
The Data Guild, LLC will Configure and implement MOTION software to increase patient activation for the Coordinated Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK) program.

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has awarded a three year grant to UIC Pediatrics to create the Coordinated Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK) program at UIC.

The Data Guild's software (Motion) and associated services are uniquely adapted to the CHECK deliverables listed above and provide contextually appropriate, highlly personalized messaging and interventions to patients autonomously. Motion software is designed to apply advanced machine learning algorithms to large datasets aggregated from provider claims files and multiple CHECK systems already in place (eg. Care Coordination software called Consensus, Purple Binder-an application developed by a private firm to identify all available social resources in Cook County, MyTAPP mobile applications-a proprietary application designed to use texting to increase patient engagement, and the Care coordination model which uses Care Coordinators, mental health staff, and Community Health Workers) and specializes in automating processes in order to save time for the care coordination team which allows for higher caseloads and promotes susatainability. Additionally, Motion is also designed to increase engagement by using patient demographic information and response patterns to improve contact success rates. Finally, the software applies proprietary, predictive modelling strategies to all patient data including claims in order to make risk stratification assignments. Giving the care coordination team more automated processes, better patient contact response rates, and risk stratification will improve patient activation, reduce program costs, and result in fewer hospitalizations and ED visits, which are the major aims of the CHECK program.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

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
  • 588JCMPart1.pdf (495 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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