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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1DGS12R0259515
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
First published Thursday, October 20, 2011
The University intends to award a contract for Genetically Modified Mice to Taconic Farms, Inc., Germantown, NY, for $114,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the Taconic is the only UIUC, Division of Animal Resources approved vendor that generates custom transgenic mice. Once the mice have been generated at Taconic, they can be directly imported into the UIUC facilities without going through costly & time consuming quarantine procedures. The problem with other vendors is that if the mice provided are not clean, we will have to go through an additional procedure to re-derive the mice which will involve considerable additional costs & time.

For additional information, contact:
Daniel Szajna
Purchasing Division
616 E. Green St., Suite 212
Champaign, IL 61820

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

November 9, 2011
3:00 PM
349C Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601.  If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request.  Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
November 8, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than November 8, 2011.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

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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