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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #657JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday May 26, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: SeaSpine Inc., Carlsbad, CA
Amount: An estimated $310,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2019, 36 months
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 May 3, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 15, 2016
The University awarded a contract for SeaSpine Ortho Spine (Newport and Daytona) to SeaSpine Inc., Carlsbad, CA, for an estimated $310,000.
Purchase SeaSpine's Ortho Spine (Newport and Daytona) systems which are Orthopedic anterior cervical screw systems.

Only Seaspine has the patented specifications in their product that can fulfill the surgeon requirements. Without access to the implants, patient care is diminished and potential revenue is foregone.

SeaSpine has a whole line of ortho spine implants dedicated specifically towards MISS. They have implemented features in both their Newport system as well as their Daytona deformity system (patent 7,695,497, 7,160,301, 7,771,474, 7,220,263 and 7,850,731) that would make MISS both feasible and very effective. The Newport screw system is one of the best on the market and our facility has evaluated more than ten other minimally invasive screw systems in the past in search for an optimal system that is user friendly, effective, and with reproducible results. Their Daytona deformity system combines the advantages of all the advanced deformity technology along with the unique feature of minimally invasive application. This allows for correcting a major spinal deformity with a minimally invasive technique that would hasten the recovery of these patients who would otherwise be incapacitated with significant postoperative pain and would be more likely to require a blood transfusion.
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.

May 4, 2016
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:
April 29, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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
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