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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #649JMG

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday March 31, 2021

ADT Commercial, LLC.Rockford, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $125,920
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/31/2021 through 3/30/2024, 36 months
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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 March 29, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The University awarded a contract for maintenance for Infant Security Management System to ADT Commercial, LLC., Rockford, IL, for an estimated $125,920.
On March 1, 2019, a six-year HUGS agreement was signed with Innovative Medical Systems (IMS), a reseller of Stanley Healthcare with UI Health. On August 1, 2019, Stanley Healthcare announced end of life for the Hugs Lonworks system up to August 1, 2024. Full support is available on the system purchased by the U of I via IMS or any Stanley partner through at least August 1, 2024. But on August 6, 2019, Stanley exercises the right to terminate the Reseller Agreement with IMS with a sixty-day notice. IMS per the terms of our reseller agreement, Stanley has to provide full support to IMS, technical support, sales of any products including tags and annual Software Maintenance Agreements (SMA), until the end of the current SMA with any customer through the end of the first year warranty period on the system at the U of I and expiration of current SMA. Per the current terms of the termination in the Reseller Agreement, IMS can no longer purchase items from Stanley required for full support of the system. Termination of the contract between IMS and the U of I will be required unless other arrangements can be made to obtain the items.

We require the continuation and operation of our Infant abduction system. Infant abductions are defined as any abduction of a child under one year of age. This type of abduction can take various forms from a noncustodial parent abducting the infant, to a stranger abducting the child from the hospital, home, or a public place. Our current vendor will no longer provide services and support for our current infant abduction system.

The current infant abductions system within the UI Health contains a tiny radio transmitter worn by the patient and her newborn child. The infant abduction system can also support magnetic door locks and interfaces with the hospital's security systems such as pagers and alarm devices. The mother/infant matching component provides automatic matching of mothers and infants.

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 ADT Commercial, LLC. 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.

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 - John Donato
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

March 31, 2021
9:00 AM
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:
March 26, 2021
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
  • 649JMG.pdf (4 MB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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