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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1AHB14R0301079
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday October 2, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Fluidigm Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Amount: An estimated $598,828
An estimated start date of 10/4/2013 through 6/30/2014, 9 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 Thursday September 26, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The hearing has been modified
Published Wednesday September 11, 2013
The hearing time has been changed from 2:00PM to 2:30PM.
The hearing has been modified
Published Monday September 9, 2013
Hearing time has been changed from 2:30AM to 2:00PM and registration date has been changed from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20.
First published Monday, September 9, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Fluidigm System and Consumables to Fluidigm Corporation, San Francisco, CA, for an estimated $598,828.
A Fluidigm system consisting of the Biomark qPCR Reader, Access Array targeted Amplification and Pooling, and the C1 Single Cell Autoprep System for $413,828.70. Also purchasing consumables for the system for the period Issuance of Purchase Order through 6/30/2014 estimated at $185,000
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. U.S. Patent Nos. 6,408,878, 6,645,432, 6,719,868, 6,767,706, 6,793,753, 6,929,030, 7,216,671, 7,323,143, 7,476,363, 7,494,555, 7,601,270, 7,604,965, 7,666,361, 7,704,735, 7,749,737, 7,766,055, 7,837,946, 7,867,454, 7,867,763, 8,104,497, 8,104,515, 8,105,553, 8,105,824, 8,129,176, 8,157,434, 8,163,492, 8,273,574, 8,257,666; EP Patent Nos. 1065378, 1194693, 1195523 and 1345551; and additional issued and pending patents in the U.S. and other countries.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Baldwin
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-5517
FAX: (217) 239-6889
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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 25, 2013
2:30 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 9-036
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 20, 2013
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
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Sole Source Justification Part 2
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