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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #722JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Monday April 9, 2018
Vendor: Qiagen Inc.
Change Order Amount: $155,000

This contract is for the scientific lab supplies order through Qiagen for resale purpose at our Scientific Supply Center. The resale amount exceeded our projection. The resale demand for Qiagen supplies has increased significantly this fiscal year and as a result we need to increase our supplies. The resale demand will be taking into consideration when planning for the upcoming fiscal year.
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday July 7, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Qiagen Inc., Valencia, CA
Amount: An estimated $215,000
An estimated start date of 7/20/2016 through 7/19/2019, 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 Tuesday July 5, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The University awarded a contract for DNA and RNA Reagents and Purification kits to Qiagen Inc., Valencia, CA, for an estimated $215,000.
Purchase from Qiagen of their DNA and RNA Reagents and Purification kits as only they fit and function in the Qiagen equipment.

The Qiagen products have unique qualities and components that best function with the instrumentation and equipment. No other reagents can be used on Qiagen equipment. Any change in vendor would necessitate recorroboration and revalidation of research data and cause considerable additional time and cost.
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.

July 6, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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:
July 1, 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
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  • 722JCMChangeOrder.pdf (167 KB)