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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #781JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday November 3, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $171,600
An estimated start date of 11/1/2016 through 8/17/2017, 10 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 October 31, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Medicine curricular transformation to OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL, for an estimated $171,600.
OSF Healthcare System's physicians, Drs. Nadir, Tudor and Wolford, were selected as Sub Theme Leaders, based on their experiences in teaching, curriculum development experience, academic discipline and clinical specialty. Additionally, the Sub Theme Leader physicians are credentialed at both OSF and the University and have hospital privileges at OSF which cuts down the amount of time to ready them for these roles.

The use of these three unpaid/voluntary faculty physicians identify this as a sole economically feasible source. These physicians are already familiar with the current curriculum and are fully credentialed as they have been used in the past as unpaid/voluntary faculty in the teaching and overseeing of clinical activities of M2-M4 medical students as well as residents from the College's program. The amount of funds the University will be paying for their services amounts to 4 hours per week/(0.1FTE), the amount of time that they would be away from their clinical activities for this project. .
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Sole Economically Feasible Source

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.

November 2, 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:
October 28, 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
  • 781JCMPart1.pdf (437 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 781JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)