Westlaw Database

Notice Number: 99444689
Date Posted: 2/16/2018
Comments Due: 2/22/2018
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: Westlaw Database
Sole Source Supplier: Thomson Reuters
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/22/2018
Buyer Name: Bob Tiney
Sole Source Justification: Our office has been using Westlaw as our legal research service for the past 15+ years. Several of the attorneys using Westlaw only know how to use Westlaw for their legal research. A few were trained on Westlaw’s competitor (LexisNexis) in law school, but haven’t used it since. Because of this, the transitional cost would be a burden on our office as we would need to train everyone all over again on a new legal research software.
Ten (10) hours of training time per attorney, average hourly rate of $78, 17 users. This gives a total of $13,260 in training expenses that will not have to be spent if we continue to use the Westlaw Database.

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Spectra Optia Apheresis System- 99413118

Notice Number: 99413118
Date Posted: 2/16/2018
Comments Due: 2/23/2018
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: Spectra Optia Apheresis System
Sole Source Supplier: Teruno BCT, INC
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/23/2018
Buyer Name: Anthony Ferrara
Sole Source Justification: : The Cell Therapy Facility currently has 6 Optia Apheresis Machines to perform clinical collections for the BMT program. Due to increased volume and the medical director to take over the Red Blood Cell Exchange apheresis at ARUP, the department requires the purchase of an additional machine. The transitional costs for moving to new equipment would be $500,000 for equipment only. Six month operational / clinical delay to validate the equipment have additional costs undetermined.

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Positive Pressure IsoCage system

Notice Number: 97456738
Date Posted: 2/15/18
Comments Due: 2/22/18
at 3:00 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: Positive Pressure IsoCage System
Sole Source Supplier: Tecniplast
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/22/18
Buyer Name: Katherine Coons
Sole Source Justification: The University of Utah is seeking to buy an IsoCage system. This system must have a locking lid which keeps the cage sealed and germ free. The locking system also allows for submersion in a sterilizing agent without flooding the interior of the cage. Unlike other manufacturers the IsoCage has the air flow nozzle in the top of the cage which prevents the airflow from becoming clogged. If the airflow becomes clogged it can cause stress, anxious behavior, or death in the animals. The IsoCage also has autoclavable castors that allow the researchers to sterilize the entire cage as a whole. Lastly, the cages also have a dual HEPA filter which increases the sterility of the cage. This sole source will be valid for a total of five years.

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NMR Spectrometer- 99154927

Notice Number: 99154927
Date Posted: 2/15/2018
Comments Due: 2/22/2018
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: Avance NEO 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer
Sole Source Supplier: Bruker Biospin Corp
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/22/2018
Buyer Name: Anthony Ferrara
Sole Source Justification: : The University NMR facility in the Department of Chemistry seeks to acquire a new nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer to serve both the research and teaching needs for this technology in the Crocker Science Building. It has been determined that for these uses they require a minimum field strength of 300 MHz, with ADA-accessible sample loading and auto sampler. Additionally, the requested magnet must be actively shielded, meaning that the effective magnetic field outside of the instrument core is very low. The selected NMR instrument offered by Bruker BioSpin is currently the only vendor to offer a state-of-the-art, research grade 300MHz NMR system, with the compact siting capability inherent to the system offered.

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Gould Pumps OEM Repair

Notice Number: 98754562
Date Posted: 2/13/2018
Comments Due: 2/20/2018
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: Gould Pump Repair Parts
Sole Source Supplier: CH Spencer
Earliest Proposed Purchase Date: 2/20/2018
Buyer Name: Adam Hurst
Sole Source Justification: The equipment is a piece of a pumping assembly consisting of a pump, a pump base, and motor. The part in question is the pump. The original assemble was installed with the construction of the East HTW Plant in 2001 and do not have a separate purchase price. The existing pumps will be replaced with the same manufacturer and is the only one that will bolt in place. Another manufacturer was evaluated, but extensive repiping would be required (see costs below.)
The costs or transitioning to a different manufacturers pump are twofold
1. Only one piece of the existing pumping assemble will be purchased The existing pump base and motor will remain.
a. Estimated purchase costs based on one of each s1ze pump·
i. From CH Spencer & Co. proposal· S48,203 + S54,090 =- $102,293
ii. From last bid documents on competitor: S114, 153
b. Purchase cost savings: S11,860/pair of pumps
2. The part will be a “bolt-in• replacement. No need for rewor1(ing the p1pmg 10 fit the pump.
Estimated insta!lation costs:
Goulds S9.400 per pump
II. Competitor: S21,000 per pump includes demo of p1p1ng, welding of p1p1ng and x-ray inspections of welds
b. lnstallation cost savings per pump $12,500

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