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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #754JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Friday September 9, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Pure Devices GmbH, Wurzburg, Germany
Amount: An estimated $66,330
Terms:  One-time transaction
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 Table-top MRI with MRE functionality to Pure Devices GmbH, Wurzburg, Germany, for an estimated $66,330.
Purchase from Pure Devices GmbH, Wurzburg, Germany their robust, low-cost, table-top MRI/MRE system from Pure Devices GmbH will enable the Researcher to pursue his MRE-related research without the burden of high machine usage rates of $100/h that are typical for MRI systems based on superconducting magnets. The Researcher's main field of expertise, the development of advanced acquisition strategies, can be pursued more thoroughly without the burden of MRI fees during method development, implementation and validation. Ultimately, the access to an MRI machine including Elastography functionality without usage fees will enable the PI to build more competitive budgets for extramural funding opportunities that seek to support the development of new acquisition concepts or the PI's collaborations with colleagues in the Dept. of Pathology and in the Dept.of Anatomy and Cell Biology.
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.

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
  • 754JCMPart1.pdf (549 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 754JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)