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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #719JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Wednesday June 29, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Chicago Bulls, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $455,000
An estimated start date of 6/25/2016 through 6/24/2019, 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 Monday June 13, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, May 27, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Marketing partnership for Illinois Eye & Infirmary to Chicago Bulls, Chicago, IL, for an estimated $455,000.
Purchase a Chicago Bulls Marketing partnership to promote Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, a unit of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Partnering with the Chicago Bulls presents an unparalleled opportunity to create unique initiatives that make an impact. The partnership between Illinois Eye and Ear gives unprecedented access to the Chicago Bulls Youth Academy and community partners. Over the three year partnership term, Illinois Eye and Ear will have access but not limited to the following: a.800 eye screenings to underserved children, adults and families b.15,000 participants at the Chicago Bulls Youth Academy c.242,000 captive fans d.795,000 direct communication email recipients e.1,350,000 impressions to drive awareness of Illinois Eye and Ear community efforts

In aligning with the Chicago Bulls brand and gaining access to its fan base and community partners, Illinois Eye and Ear is receiving significant value to meet its objective of help save, preserve and care for children, adults and families? vision throughout the Chicagoland area. Furthermore, this strategic partnership will help to drive awareness, develop relationships and provide opportunities for the community in order to treat the most serious and complicated eye conditions. The cost for this partnership is based on analytical calculations from the Chicago Bulls. These calculations factor are comprised of current market value for similar partnership elements, the value of the Bulls brand and the reach of the Bulls brand.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the media is for advertising.

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.

June 15, 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:
June 10, 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
  • 719JCMPart1.pdf (450 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 719JCMPart2.pdf (60 KB)