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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #788JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday November 21, 2017
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Penumbra Incorporated
Amount: An estimated $900,000
Renewal: 1st of 2, 1/31/2018 through 1/30/2019
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
This procurement remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $900,000
The buyer for this procurement is now Janielle Graham, (312) 413-2816.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Tuesday January 31, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Penumbra Incorporated, Alameda, CA
Amount: An estimated $900,000
An estimated start date of 1/31/2017 through 1/30/2018, 12 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $1,800,000
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 January 23, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, January 6, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Intracranial Catheters from Penumbra to Penumbra Incorporated, Alameda, CA, for an estimated $900,000.
Purchase from Penumbra their US patented Intracranial Catheters used to revascularize large vessel occlusions in the intracranial circulatory system. The system is used for ischemic stroke (a stroke resulting from an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain). Only this system can remove the clot from brain successfully without further harm or damage being done.

Only Penumbra make the revascularization system used for neurointerventional procedures to remove brain clots, occlusions in the large brain vessel.The components of the system allow the surgeon to work on the proximal (nearest to the point) surface of the occlusion which eliminates the need to navigation through or beyond the occlusion and this reduces the trauma to the patient.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

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.

January 25, 2017
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:
January 20, 2017
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
  • 788JCMPart1.pdf (319 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 788JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)