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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS17R0342055
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Tuesday May 31, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: PIC USA, Inc., Hendersonville, TN
Amount: An estimated $210,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2016 through 6/30/2020, 48 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 Tuesday May 3, 2016
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, April 15, 2016
The University awarded a contract for replacement gilts, boars, and semen to PIC USA, Inc., Hendersonville, TN, for an estimated $210,000.
The Department of Animal Sciences-Swine Research Center (SRC) has encountered a significant and continuous increase in disease problems in its pig population over the last several years. The disease level has reached a point where it is negatively affecting the research being conducted there. In order to establish a herd that is free of these persistent problems in has been necessary to depopulate the unit of all pigs. Depopulation and repopulation (depop-repop) is recognized as a successful and reliable industry practice to eradicate disease in swine herds. Depop-Repop is expected to decrease mortality and medication costs and improve average daily gain and feed efficiency with the new pigs.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are needed for trial use or testing.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 6182
Phone: (217) 265-0434
FAX: (217) 239-6877
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.

May 4, 2016
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify location and get directions. 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:
April 29, 2016
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 720-7105
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
  • 1JWS16R0342055Part1.PDF (295 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS17R0342055Part2.pdf (62 KB)