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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #JCM346
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday November 24, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, Lake Mary, FL
Amount: $95,853.01
An estimated start date of 3/26/2014 through 4/17/2014, 1 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 Tuesday October 14, 2014
Hearing documents are attached for the hearing held on September 10, 2014.
First published Friday, August 22, 2014
The University awarded a contract for CuraScript'd Makena drug product for patients to CuraScript SD Specialty Distribution, Lake Mary, FL, for $95,853.01.
Ratification request as the University's Ambulatory Care Pharmacy ordered the drug , Makena, from CuraScript in Fiscal Year 2014 for the treatment of high-risk pregnant patients. This drug, Makena, was ordered without Procurement approval on the pharmacy's CuraScript Account, which supplies other unrelated products of lower cost.

At the time the product was ordered, CuraScript was the sole distributor of Makena. The medication must be readily available for patients - the product is used to treat an acute, emergent condition (pre-mature delivery)
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the acquisition of Pharmacy drug from the only distributor that was willing to provide to the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy at a reasonable price.

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.

September 10, 2014
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
September 5, 2014
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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
  • JCM346Part1.pdf (258 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • JCM346HearingDoc.pdf (175 KB)
  • JCM346Part2.pdf (56 KB)
Waiver Document
  • JCM346VoidableContractReview.pdf (157 KB)