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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #743JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday January 20, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Biotronic Midwest LLC
Amount: An estimated $50,000
Renewal: 1st of 1, 2/26/2017 through 8/25/2017
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes remains a sole source
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: Biotronic remains the only Certified and credentialed Neuromonitoring services.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday September 9, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Biotronic Midwest LLC, Ann Arbor, IL
Amount: An estimated $50,000
An estimated start date of 8/27/2016 through 2/26/2017, 6 months
1 six-month
Potential Future Renewals: $50,000
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 August 22, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, August 4, 2016
The University awarded a contract for IntraOperative Monitoring Services to Biotronic Midwest LLC, Ann Arbor, IL, for an estimated $50,000.
Continual IntraOperative Monitoring Services from Biotronic as solely Biotronic has University of Illinois Hospital Credentialing Committee authority to perform IntraOperative Monitoring Services. This determination is based upon the organizations educational reviews, licensure reviews, qualifications & certifications. It is not feasible to complete evaluation of the other vendor in this marketplace, Specialty Care Inc. until the required "Credentialing" has been completed.

Biotronic's technicians have Certification of Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM). Biotronic's will continue to provide the specifications in the post operative report that is needed to expedite the electronic medical record and billing requirements.

The goal to be achieved is for Biotronic to provide the required services so that Neurology surgery schedules, when internal Hospital staff are unavailable, have the needed neural monitoring to enhance patient safety and reduce the risk that the patient will sustain permanent neural damage following surgery.
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.

August 24, 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:
August 19, 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
  • 743JCMPart1.pdf (303 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 743JCMPart2.pdf (62 KB)