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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #659JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday March 28, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Nevro Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,500,000
An estimated start date of 3/25/2016 through 3/24/2019, 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 Thursday March 17, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Shirley Webb.
First published Friday, February 26, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Senza HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulators to Nevro Corporation, Menlo Park, CA, for an estimated $1,500,000.
Nevro Corporation's Senza spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is a patented high frequency device used to exert pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic back pain. The Senza will provide an alternative for unique patient treatment in cases where other standard SCS devices have not been successful.

Nevro's products are being requested based upon surgeon choice in conjunction with specific patient clinical evaluation. They have patented features and specifications that result in the conclusion that only Nevro can fulfill the surgeon needs.The Senza device has high frequency capacity that no other device has.
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.

March 16, 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:
March 11, 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
  • 659JCMPart1.pdf (393 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 659JCMpart2.pdf (60 KB)