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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #793JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday December 13, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $384,000
An estimated start date of 12/10/2016 through 12/9/2019, 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 November 28, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Monday, November 14, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Advanced Practice Nursing Support from OSF Health to OSF Healthcare System, Peoria, IL, for an estimated $384,000.
OSF Healthcare System to provide Advanced Practice Nursing Support for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The Advanced Practice Nurse will evaluate and treat patients at the St. Jude Clinic, serve as a liaison between the families and physicians; be available to answer questions via phone in between office visits; provide educational training to patients and their families regarding their medical needs; relay lab and/or procedure results under the direction and supervision of the physicians.

The nurse practitioner that OSF supplies for the St. Jude clinic knows the OSF Healthcare System. The Nurse Practitioner employed by the hospital is physically located in the clinic and is able to access patient information and have proximity to the physician staff. OSF provides laboratory services and diagnostic services to university patients when needed. Since the nurse practitioner is part of the OSF Healthcare System, they are familiar with these services.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the College of Medicine at Peoria Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinical program is located within the St. Jude Clinic at Children's Hospital of Illinois, on the OSF St. Francis Medical campus. The affiliation agreement (CN-00011679), between OSF St Francis, College of Medicine at Peoria and St. Jude, the agreement stipulates that OSF is to provide the staff and St. Jude must approve the support staff. OSF St. Francis Medical Center has the availability of qualified staff that currently work at the St. Jude Clinic and can be used for the amount of time needed in the clinic.

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 30, 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:
November 25, 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
  • 793JCMPart1.pdf (443 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 793JCMPart2.pdf (61 KB)