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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #734JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday November 1, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Advocate Health and Hospital Corporation, Downers Grove, IL
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 9/15/2016 through 9/14/2018, 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 Tuesday September 6, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, August 19, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Pediatric Interventional Cardiology services to Advocate Health and Hospital Corporation, Downers Grove, IL, for an estimated $500,000.
Dr. Javois is a full-time Pediatric Physician with Advocate Health and Hospital Corporation and they have agreed in the interest of Pediatric Care and Pediatric Medical Residency Affiliation to provide Dr. Javois services to UI Health at a 50% rate which equates to $ 250,000 per year.

Dr. Javois is currently a non-salaried Clinical Assistant Professor at UI Health and that appointment began on 11/1/2000. From 2007 - 2012 Dr. Javois was a 10% salaried Clincial Assistant Professor in Pediatrics helping teach medical faculty and medical residents to remain compliant with Medical Certified Borad requirement. He is a reknowned Pediatric Cardiology specialist and researcher at the University for the past ten years.

The services requested are required to provide patient care for patients needing pediatric cardiology services and to meet requirements for the residency program and training of our departmental faculty. These services can only be provided by pediatric cardiologists who have fellowship training. The only possible suppliers for these services are hospital systems that are already a participating site in the University of Illinois Pediatric Residency, as reviewed and approved by the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation for Graduate Medical Education. This participating site requirement is based upon the Residency Review Committee (RRC) that all medical faculty must be approved at a residency site. Advocate Health has a viable existing Affiliation Agreement with the University of Illinois as a resident rotation site and has sufficient hospital employed pediatric cardiologists on staff to provide on-site patient care and resident training at UI Health.

The goal to be achieved is for Advocate Health to provide the services of Dr. Javois so that Pediatric faculty and medical residents can continue to receive the teaching and research expertise needed for the advancement of their Medical Board requirements.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Pediatric Cardiology services from an Affiliated Hospital network.

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.

September 7, 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:
September 2, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105

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
  • 734JCMPart1.pdf (466 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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