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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JWS18R0356408
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday April 10, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI)
Amount: An estimated $120,000
Renewal: 1 of 3, 6/1/2018 through 6/30/2019
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Sole Source
Potential Future Renewals: $240,000

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday June 23, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI), Ankeny, IA
Amount: An estimated $120,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2018, 12 months
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $480,000
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 June 20, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
First published Monday, June 5, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Fragment & Genomic Analysis Kits/Consumables to Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI), Ankeny, IA, for an estimated $120,000.
These reagents are needed to run the Fragment Analyzer instruments from AATI. No other company offers reagents for these instruments as they are proprietary from AATI. Our laboratory constructs hundreds of genomics libraries every day from DNA or RNA. The DNA, RNA and libraries have to be validated in the AATI to ensure that the DNA fragment sizes are appropriate and the libraries do not contain artifacts that will interfere with the genetic assays and produce wrong results.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
Strategic Procurement
1817 South Neil Street
Suite 202
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-0434
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.

June 21, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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:
June 16, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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
  • 1JWS18R0356408.PDF (251 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JWS18R0356408Part2.pdf (42 KB)