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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #715JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday June 8, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Triangle GxP Solutions LLC, Morrisville, NC
Amount: An estimated $288,000
An estimated start date of 6/1/2016 through 5/31/2018, 24 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 May 23, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Consultation for the human islet transplantation to Triangle GxP Solutions LLC, Morrisville, NC, for an estimated $288,000.
Triangle GxP Solutions LLC to provide consultant services for the Biological license application (BLA) to the FDA for approval of Islet Transplantation project.

Based upon DR. Foster's broad networking, FDA approval experience and thorough knowledge of the treatment project we are confident that no other vendor can achieve the desired FDA approval for UIC.

The consultant has the experience of know what are the specific requirements of the FDA and has successfully helped other organizations to obtain FDA approvals. The consultant understands the physiology of the disease of Type 1 diabetes and has also worked in depth with FDA approvals and the associated processes. The consultant's close working relationships with FDA staff and key staff in the UIC Transplant Unit in addition to the aforementioned experience and training results in the decision to utilize the Consultant's unique skills and services.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

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 25, 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:
May 20, 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
  • 715JCMPart1.pdf (576 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 715JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)