To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #611JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday December 14, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: SpineCraft LLC, Westmont, IL
Amount: An estimated $720,000
An estimated start date of 12/6/2015 through 12/5/2018, 36 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $480,000
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 November 23, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, November 9, 2015
The University awarded a contract for Spinal Implants and ancillaries to SpineCraft LLC, Westmont, IL, for an estimated $720,000.
Purchase from SpineCraft their Degenerative Spine System.SpineCraft offers an array of complex spine products, specifically the APEX? Low-Back Spine System; ALTUM? Anterior Cervical Plate Fusion System; and VELOX? Anterior Cervical Plate Fusion System that are used by surgeons to treat a variety of difficult and challenging spinal pathologies, such as deformity (primarily scoliosis), trauma (fracture or dislocation), as well as various other spine pathologies (all of the patented features are detailed in full in the published patent numbers on the US Patent webpage). Spinal surgery calls for a variety of plates, rods, hooks, wires, or screws are attached to part of the backbone, allowing the spine to be surgically straightened or corrected. Spinal fusion is major surgery that usually takes several hours to complete. SpineCraft's added benefits include less disruption, less surgical time, and less recovery time, as well as availability of implants to fit the patient's anatomy, making the surgery less complicated and much safer for the patient
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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Sole Source Justification
  • 611JCMPart1.pdf (367 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 611JCMPart2.pdf (58 KB)