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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #627JMG

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday July 15, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: PerkinElmer, Inc., Waltham, MA
Amount: An estimated $105,562.34
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 Tuesday July 14, 2020
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 John Donato.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The University awarded a contract for upgrade to the Inductively Coupled Plasma MS to PerkinElmer, Inc., Waltham, MA, for an estimated $105,562.34.
UIC obtained Perkin Elmer ICP MS from a NSF MRI grant in 2018. However, due to the limited funding situation, the instrument came with a basic configuration, which is not able to handle the sophisticated analysis that UIC users demand including nanoparticle analysis, biological sample analysis such as tissue, hair and finger nail samples, elemental speciation analysis. Furthermore, the basic autosampler is not suitable for automated high throughput analysis (the sample volumes that UIC PIs proposed are at least hundreds in each batch, even thousands).

The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is PerkinElmer, Inc. The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form.

Although the university has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the university's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.

All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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. he upgrade of the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP MS) includes: - a HPLC system, required for ICP speciation analysis - a microwave digestion system, required for sample preparation of ICP analysis samples - an autosampler system, required for high throughput analysis - new accessories, required to install 2 gas systems for ICP analysis - and some consumables for nanoparticle analysis.

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

Date:
July 15, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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:
July 10, 2020
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
  • 627JMG.pdf (2 MB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 627JMGPt2.pdf (518 KB)