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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Proposal: Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distributor Services
Award Info Published Friday July 8, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: McKesson Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Amount: An estimated $612,440,163
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2020
3 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $0
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 2
McKesson's pricing for the three (3) 2-year renewal options will be negotiated upon exercise of each renewal.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 22, 2016
For the Bulletin Notice to reflect the RFP's revised due date: May 5, 2016.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday April 21, 2016
Addendum No. 2: The RFP's Due Date has been changed to May 5, 2016. Changes to the RFP and clarification questions and answers have been provided.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 12, 2016
Addendum No. 1 provides the attendees from the 4/8/2016 pre-proposal conference and the pharmacies' purchasing history broken out by locations and accounts for 340B, WAC and GPO for the period 4/1/2015 through 3/31/2016.

Exhibit I- Hospital Pharmacy
Exhibit II-Oncology Pharmacy
Exhibit III-Out-Patient Center Pharmacy
Exhibit IV-Taylor Street EEI Pharmacy
Exhibit V-Dermatology Pharmacy
Exhibit VI-University Village Pharmacy
Exhibit VII-Miles Square Neighborhood Pharmacy
Exhibit VIII-Wood Street/PCC Pharmacy.
First published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday May 5, 2016:

Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System- Pharmacy is seeking proposals from qualified pharmaceutical wholesale distributor vendors who can extend various pricing options for pharmaceutical products in appropriate quantities, such as Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC), Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and 340B (for 340B pharmaceutical drugs, vendors must participate in the 340B Prime Vendor Program), for a four-year period with the options to renew for three (3) additional two-year periods.

The University will hold an in-person pre-proposal conference at the University of Illinois Purchasing Division, 809 S. Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor, Room 308, Chicago, IL 60612 at 1:00 p.m. CST on Friday, April 8, 2016. Representatives of the University will be present to answer questions regarding the services requested or proposal procedures.

Prospective proposers should respond to Ingrid Worrell at (312) 996-2850 or email at on or before April 7, 2016 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of two (2) representatives from each firm may attend.

For additional information, contact:
Ingrid Worrell
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2839
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 8 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Specification Documents
  • IJW037-PharmaceuticalWholesaleDistributorServices3-30-16.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • AddendumNo2.pdf (512 KB)
  • ExhibitIHospitalPharmacy340B.pdf (719 KB)
  • ExhibitIHospitalPharmacyGPO.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitIHospitalPharmacyWAC.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitIII-OutPatientCareCenterPharmacy340B.pdf (817 KB)
  • ExhibitIII-OutPatientCareCenterPharmacyWAC.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitIIONC-Oncology340B.pdf (441 KB)
  • ExhibitIIONC-OncologyWAC.pdf (844 KB)
  • ExhibitIVTaylorStreet-EEI340B.pdf (741 KB)
  • ExhibitIVTaylorStreet-EEIWAC.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitV-Dermatology340B.pdf (244 KB)
  • ExhibitV-DermatologyWAC.pdf (605 KB)
  • ExhibitVII-MilesSquareNeighborhood340B.pdf (439 KB)
  • ExhibitVII-MilesSquareNeighborhoodGPO.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitVII-MilesSquareNeighborhoodWAC.pdf (425 KB)
  • ExhibitVIII-WoodStreet-PCC340B.pdf (1 MB)
  • ExhibitVIII-WoodStreet-PCCWAC.pdf (2 MB)
  • ExhibitVIUniveristyVillage-GPO.pdf (1 MB)
  • Pre-ProposalAttendees.pdf (140 KB)
  • RFPIJW037AddendumNo1.pdf (98 KB)