To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #676IDM

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 22, 2021

HealthStream, Inc.Nashville, TN

  • Amount: $297,075
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/1/2022 through 2/28/2025, 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 December 20, 2021
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, December 6, 2021
The University awarded a contract for HealthStream OB Education Modules to HealthStream, Inc., Nashville, TN, for $297,075.
This product is needed for compliance purposes with both state and federal regulations such as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Joint Commission (TJC). It keeps us compliant with at least three of the seven National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) set forth by TJC. It also helps us further initiatives set forth by the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) such as promoting vaginal birth, promoting birth equity, mothers and newborns affected by opioids (MNO), et cetera. This platform provides a plethora of modules to increase the safety and quality of all clinicians privy to them.

HealthStreams Quality OB program educates medical providers including doctors and nurses to identify and treat high-risk safety issues. It is an interactive learning program that maximizes team-based performance in obstetric care through competency-based modules related to high-risk patient safety issues including: electronic fetal monitoring, hypertension in pregnancy, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, trial of labor after Cesarean, and effective communication and event disclosure in obstetrics.

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 HealthStream, 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 procurement is software license, upgrade or maintenance.

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 - Sharon Ferguson

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

December 22, 2021
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
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 17, 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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Sole Source Justification
  • 676IDMHealthStream.pdf (886 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 676IDMPt2.pdf (94 KB)