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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #785JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday December 22, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bio-Rad Inc., Hercules, CA
Amount: An estimated $3,125,000
An estimated start date of 12/30/2016 through 12/29/2021, 60 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 December 20, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Thursday, December 1, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Reagent rental of Bio-Rad's Bioplex platform to Bio-Rad Inc., Hercules, CA, for an estimated $3,125,000.
The Pathology Laboratories are currently using the Bio-Rad Bioplex instrument for the testing of Syphilis, Epstein-Barr (EBV), Measles, Mumps, Varicella, Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, and now for the latest fifth generation HIV test.

The Bioplex is the only instrument capable of performing the FDA approved fifth generation test.
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.

December 21, 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:
December 16, 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
  • 785JCMPart1.pdf (337 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 785JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)