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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #608JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday December 12, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Elsevier Inc.
Amount: An estimated $286,363
Renewal: 1 of 1, 1/1/2018 through 12/31/2020
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, this procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday December 23, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Amount: An estimated $286,363
An estimated start date of 1/1/2016 through 12/31/2017, 24 months
1 twenty-four-month
Potential Future Renewals: $286,363
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 December 21, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, December 3, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Clinical Key subcription to Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, PA, for an estimated $286,363.
Purchase from Elsevier Inc. their ClinicalKey subscription. ClinicalKey is a point-of-care clinical information service for physicians and other healthcare professionals. It provides full-text access to more than 600 Elsevier journals, 1,000 e-books, and 9,000 medical and procedural videos.

The number of important health sciences core textbooks and journals available in this ClinicalKey subscription database is unavailable and not matched by any other resource in the health sciences.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Library subscription to ClinicalKey electronic database.

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.

December 23, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
December 18, 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
  • 608JCMPart1.pdf (383 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 608JCMPart2.pdf (60 KB)