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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #603JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday November 18, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Treadmetrix LLC, Park City, UT
Amount: An estimated $177,490
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 November 16, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The University awarded a contract for split belt treadmill with custom surface beds to Treadmetrix LLC, Park City, UT, for an estimated $177,490.
Purchase of Treadmetrix 's fully instrumented split belt treadmill with the following specifications are: minimum dimension of of 40 inch wide by 90 inch long; b) independent force sensing under each foot; c) rate of treadmill belt acceleration of 30-35m/s^2; and d) beam walking surface rather than just a flat walking surface.

This will include a beam-walking surface with the potential to expand to uneven walking surfaces etc. None of the other alternative vendors that were evaluated can provide custom sub-belt-surface beds with their treadmills. This novel design feature is a key requirement of funded research in the lab that will evaluate walking balance ability using challenging walking conditions such as beam walking.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

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.

November 18, 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:
November 13, 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
  • 603JCMPart1.pdf (396 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 603JCMPart2.pdf (60 KB)