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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #796JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday January 30, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., Piscataway, NJ
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 1/25/2017 through 1/24/2020, 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 modified
Published Friday January 20, 2017
A public hearing was held 1/18/2017 at 2:00 P.M.
First published Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Hakim & Certas Plus Programmable Valves to Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, for an estimated $500,000.
Purchase from Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. their Hakim and Certas Programmable Valves and ancillaries. They are implantable valves used to regulate pressure levels in the brain due to "hydrocephalus."

Only the patented specifications of the Certas Programmable Valves and Hakim Programmable Valve can address and meet the surgical goals of offering the best possible solution outcomes for our patients and the best possible products for our surgeons to work and train residents with.
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 18, 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 13, 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
  • 796JCMPart1.pdf (338 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 796JCMPart2.pdf (131 KB)