Computer Program to run all IACUC and OCM Operations

Notice Number: 85007394
Date Posted:3/20/2017
Comments Due: 3/27/2017
at 12:00 PM current Mountain Time.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement:

Product and/or Service to be Purchased: Software to run all IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) and OCM (Office of Camparative Medicine) operations.
Sole Source Supplier: NTM, eSirius
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 3/27/2017
Buyer Name: Bob Tiney
Sole Source Justification: While several companies sell computer programs that support either IACUC function or facility support function, no one but NTM has comprehensive programs offering 100% out of the box function that offers seamless, real time support of both offices, including protocol management, ordering, inventory management, census management, billing, veterinary care, tracking training, and personnel/resource management. Most importantly, NTM is the only company offering the Expert Configuration Tool that allows OCM’s internal Information Technology (IT) experts to build our own reports, documents, and adapt the program to our current business rules without corrupting source code of the overall software. This Expert Tool is the reason NTM was chosen and NTM is the only company offering this versatility in their program. This architecture allows for ease of support and maintenance by OCM’s IT department, preventing the need to pay NTM for each modification or change our business practices while still ensuring subsequent software upgrades remain fully functional. No other vendor offers this level access to the software codes. NTM is also the only vendor offering a ready to use veterinary care module that immediately communicates with IACUC and facility management applications and personnel. Other vendors have animal health modules but they are not yet developed to the level of NTM’s program, offering immediate utility to OCM. NTM is also developing a resource scheduling/personnel management module that will allow OCM to increase efficiency and quality of service to support research across campus. We plan to add this service as it becomes available and during our roll-out of the product this summer/fall. While the Expert Tool is truly unique to NTM, no other vendor offers all the modules in a complete package that NTM has developed.

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Legal Services/Patent Prosecution

Notice Number: 85626862
Date Posted: 3/15/2017
Comments Due: 3/23/2017
at 12:00 PM current Mountain Time.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement:

Product and/or Service to be Purchased:
Sole Source Supplier: Saul Ewing LLP
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 3/23/2017
Buyer Name: Limher Montoya
Sole Source Justification: The field of cell therapy is a new and emerging science, and is limited to a select few academic and industry entities. The science is highly complex and requires a deep scientific understanding. Additionally, the expert technical practice of patent prosecution within a scientific discipline requires deep knowledge and strategic thinking that can only be gained through time and experience. In the field of cell therapy, this expertise is difficult to gain due to the limited number of entities working on the cutting edge of the scientific discipline. These factors make identification of a law firm with this combined scientific understanding and prosecutorial experience very difficult. Saul Ewing uniquely possesses the combination of depth of technical expertise and experience in prosecuting this kind of patent application. This combination exists with no other firm.

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Custom Built Hot Cell

Notice Number: HCI-HotCell
Date Posted: 3/13/2017
Comments Due: 3/21/2017
at 12:00 PM current Mountain Time.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement:

Product and/or Service to be Purchased: Custom radiation containment chamber
Sole Source Supplier: Radiation Shielding inc
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 4/1/2017
Buyer Name: Michael Gutierrez
Sole Source Justification: This hot cell is custom built to fit designated space in Huntsman Cancer Institute. This hot cell is built using a sold lead sheet to provide superior radioactive shielding versus other manufacturers.

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Mouse Housing Cage Racks and Accessories

Notice Number: FMPR-0000001087
Date Posted: 3/10/17
Comments Due: 3/17/17
at 12:00 PM current Mountain Time.

The Utah Procurement Code provides that a procurement may be made without competition when the University determines that there is only one source that can reasonably meet the University’s need for the required supply or service, as described in Utah Code Ann. § 63G-6a-802.

The Purchasing Department has received the following request for sole source procurement:

Product and/or Service to be Purchased: Mouse housing cage racks and required accessories.
Sole Source Supplier: Techniplast
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 3/24/17
Buyer Name: Katherine Coons
Sole Source Justification: This product is to supply mouse housing cage racks and required accessories for the new HCI Vivarium occupancy starting July 2017. Techniplast designed the requested system to meet our capacity needs, for both auto-watering systems and water bottle needs (60:40), in the already defined space. The area is considered Biosafety level 2 or 2+ requiring specific caging and ventilation to protect both the animals and staff. The air handler units are separate from the rack system to remove vibration effects on the animals. The ventilation system layout allows for multi-day emergency change out procedure in case of power failure. A stress-free environment created by these cages is crucial for research. Techniplast is the only supplier which will provide cages that can produce such an environment.

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