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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #681JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday May 20, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: McKesson Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
Amount: An estimated $1,100,000
An estimated start date of 5/28/2016 through 12/27/2017, 18 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 Monday April 18, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The University awarded a contract for McKesson's mainframe remote hosting to McKesson Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA, for an estimated $1,100,000.
Since 2003 the Hospital Information Services has relied upon McKesson to customize the mainframe system specifications and connectivity to that mainframe. Since the current mainframe hosting contract expires within 2 months, it is not feasible to complete evaluation of other vendors and complete a migration project until an estimated eighteen months.

McKesson supplies UIHHSS with the mainframe computer system used to run the patient billing and financial activities. McKesson is in a position to support the operation of the billing application that is unique to them. We have an established, successful relationship with McKesson for this service. This service supports extensive interfaces with disparate systems into this application as well as other interfaces extracting financial information to support financial health monitoring. An important example is McKesson's system ability to interface with the Cerner patient registration and scheduling system and the ImageVision cashiering system.
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 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.

April 20, 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 15, 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
  • 681JCMPart1.PDF (408 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 681JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)