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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #590JMG

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Renewal Info
Published Thursday May 26, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Mar Cor Purification, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $450,000
Renewal: 1 of 1, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2025
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Thursday August 15, 2019

Mar Cor Purification, Inc.Downers Grove, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $450,000
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 8/15/2019 through 6/30/2022, 34 months
  • Renewals: 1 three-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $450,000

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 August 12, 2019
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, July 30, 2019
The University awarded a contract for water purification systems maintenance to Mar Cor Purification, Inc., Downers Grove, IL, for an estimated $450,000.
The Renal Dialysis Unit has two reverse osmosis water systems manufactured by Siemens (formerly US Filter) purchased in 2002. Siemens has sold their Hemodialysis Water Purification business to Mar Cor Purification, Incorporated and will have migrated all of Siemen's current contracts and obligations by June 22, 2013. Mar Cor had given notice of intent to continue the current service and contract terms that Siemens had. In order to meet and maintain pure water requirements mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and AAMI.
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Janielle Graham
809 S. Marshfield Ave.
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 413-2816
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
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.

Hearing Details

August 14, 2019
9:00 AM
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:
August 9, 2019
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327

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
  • 590JMGMarCor.pdf (562 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 590JMGPt2.pdf (38 KB)