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University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Proposal: In-house Prosthetic and Orthotic Services
Award InfoPublished Tuesday February 26, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Scheck & Siress Prosthtics Inc., Oak Brook Terrace, IL
Amount: An estimated $320,312
An estimated start date of 3/15/2013 through 12/31/2017
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $150,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
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 Tuesday January 8, 2013
The following two questions were posed at the January 7, 2013 Pre-Proposal meeting. Question: What items related to quality are you looking for in the Program Plan? Answer: At least patient satisfaction information, response times to referral requests, staff development/continuing education.

Question: Related to Appendix 1: Technical Requirements, 1.1 Services to be performed, 1.1.8 Page Appendix 1.2 – it states UIHHSS (University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System) patients only unless negotiated. Are we willing to negotiate for outside patients to be seen? Answer: Yes, as long as UIHHSS patients are prioritized first if there is a wait time.
First published Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday January 15, 2013:

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

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, (“Hospital or University”) is seeking Proposals from qualified firms (“Proposers”) to provide in-house prosthetic and orthotic services that include specialized bracing post-surgical, fitting for orthotics and specialized shoeware, and prosthetics fitting following amputation including immediately post-surgical residual limb pre-prosthetic fittings. The Hospital will lease approximately 2,775 square feet, at 1740 W. Taylor St, Room C-100, Chicago, Illinois to the Proposer to be utilized for service performance. In addition, some administrative support will be provided to Proposer. Such services will be provided for the period upon execution of a Contract and License Agreement through December 31, 2017 with the option to renew for two additional twelve-month periods at the same terms and conditions based on satisfactory performance, continuing need and availability of funds.

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 - Gary Reis
Submit 5 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. Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.

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
  • RFPJCM050.pdf (3 MB)