University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #179JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Wednesday November 12, 2014
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare Systems
Amount: An estimated $27,130
Renewal: 2 of 2, 12/10/2014 through 12/9/2015
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes, remains a sole source as services perfomed by OSF personnel are clinics located within the OSF Hosital System complex.
Potential Future Renewals: None
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Aaron M. Finder.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Friday November 8, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare Systems
Amount: An estimated $25,500
Renewal: 1 of 2, 12/10/2013 through 12/9/2014
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Yes remains a sole source.
Potential Future Renewals: $25,500

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday February 8, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: OSF Healthcare Systems, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $25,500
An estimated start date of 12/10/2012 through 12/9/2013, 12 months
2 twelve-month
Potential Future Renewals: $51,000
It is important that this sole source have renewal options so there is no gap in services provided to patients and their families with Hemoglobinopathy/Sickle Cell disorders. Considering that the funding for this sole source is provided by a yearly grant by the Illinois Department of Health, the term was limited to one year duration. The dollar amount of the grant in the past has not been known until after the new fiscal year has started.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 28, 2012
The hearing has been cancelled as no one registered to attend nor submitted written comments by the due date. Therefore, the hearing has been cancelled.
First published Friday, November 9, 2012
The University awarded a contract for services to conduct Sickle Cell clinics to OSF Healthcare Systems, Peoria, IL, for an estimated $25,500.
OSF Healthcare Systems services of staff to conduct 3 Sickle Cell clinics per month at the Children's Hospital of Peoria, Illinois. OSF staffing includes: a Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Counselor, Child Life Specialist and a Clerk Receptionist. The University is paying for a small portion of the staff's total salary when patients are being seen inside the clinic. Since the clinic is housed inside the hospital, only OSF Healthcare staff can provide the service.
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. The OSF staff is experienced in dealing with children who have these kinds of illnesses and are able to provide state of the art care to the patients. The team of UICOM-P board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologists, OSF sickle cell nurses, counselor and child life specialist all work together with other subspecialists to meet the often complex needs of these unique patients and their families. This clinic sees patients throughout Central Illinois, many of whom attend other of our IDPH-sponsored Outreach Clinics within the region.

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 - 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.

November 28, 2012
2:00 PM
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020
Additional Information: If no one registers to attend the hearing or submits comments regarding this notice, the scheduled hearing will be cancelled. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm the hearing details prior to attendance.
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:
November 23, 2012
Register with:
Jenny Shourd
Phone:(217) 524-7020

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.


To obtain any of the following documents, please log into your Bulletin account.

Sole Source Justification

  • 179JCMrenewal.pdf (893 KB)
  • 179JCMsignedSSJ.pdf (238 KB)

Sole Source Justification Part 2

  • 179JCM.pdf (137 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • COIReviewforOSF.pdf (181 KB)
  • OSF_COIletter.pdf (142 KB)
  • OSF_PPBletter.pdf (142 KB)
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