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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #628JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday January 11, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Agilent Technologies, Incorporated, Santa Clara, CA
Amount: An estimated $176,393
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 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 a Mass Spectrometer to be utilized for research. to Agilent Technologies, Incorporated, Santa Clara, CA, for an estimated $176,393.
Puchase from Agilent Technologies their 1260/6120 Single Quad LC/MS System so a new faculty member in Chemistry can continue with ongoing research. Without the acquisition of this Agilent 6120 SQ LC/MS System, Dr. Aldrich's high-throughput chemistry, chemical biology, and drug discovery research cannot be initiated.

The software capabilities of the Agilent LC-MS systems are also state of the art and provide all the resources necessary for the research team to initiate experiments upon installation. The Agilent software has integration with other instruments and is compatible with other Agilent instruments that exist in other Chemistry labs on campus enabling additional functionality and promoting simplified collaboration between various intramural labs.
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.

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
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:
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
  • 628JCMPart1.pdf (537 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 628JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)