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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #605JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday December 8, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Laerdal Medical Corporation Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY
Amount: An estimated $81,313
An estimated start date of 12/5/2015 through 12/4/2020, 60 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 November 23, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, November 6, 2015
The University awarded a contract for the SimJunior human patient simulator to Laerdal Medical Corporation Inc., Wappingers Falls, NY, for an estimated $81,313.
Purchase of Laerdal's SimJunior provides lifelike simulations of clinical findings that respond realistically to medical interventions, allowing clinicians to practice difficult medical procedures, medical decision making and team skills. The clinical parameters of the SimJunior mannequin are easily modified at the clinical level. This makes the Laerdal SimJunior mannequin easily accessible to (usable by) faculty of the college of medicine without extensive training; in addition, our faculty and staff have already been trained to use the Laerdal interface. Only Laerdal markets the SimJunior and has approved patents for its unique specifications.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

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 25, 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 20, 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
  • 605JCMPart1.pdf (419 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 605JCMPart2.pdf (57 KB)