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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #762JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Change Order
Published Tuesday October 11, 2016
Vendor: Medtronic USA Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0

The term expiration date on the award is incorrect. The term is 36 months and therefore the expiration date is 9/14/2019.
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 Monday September 12, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Medtronic USA Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Amount: An estimated $375,000
An estimated start date of 9/15/2016 through 9/14/2018, 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 August 22, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, August 9, 2016
The University awarded a contract for servicing of StealthStation medical devices to Medtronic USA Inc., Minneapolis, MN, for an estimated $375,000.
Continual purchase from Medtronic of the servicing protocols needed for the operational and software controls of StealthStation imaging devices.

Only Medtronic would be able to respond with the unique proprietary and technical skills along with diagnostic abilities. Additionally, failure to maintain the StealthStation according to manufacturer specifications would result in serious damage to physical property and may endanger surgical outcomes.
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
  • 762JCMPart1.pdf (352 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 762JCMPart2.pdf (62 KB)