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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
SoleSource #BY11949
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday May 2, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bruker BioSpin Corporation, Billerica, MA
Amount: $367,340
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer to Bruker BioSpin Corporation, Billerica, MA, for $367,340.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the basic NMR unit was significantly damaged in an act of vandalism in 2011. The NMR was purchased from Burker Biospin. Two probes with the machine are still usable with a replacement from the same manufacturer.

For additional information, contact:
Lisa Standerfer
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-6010
FAX: (217) 581-6015

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

February 22, 2012
2:00 PM
Chief Procurement Office/Hearing Unit
349 C Stratton
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Malena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
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. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
February 21, 2012
Register with:
Malena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than February 21, 2012.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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  • BY11949.pdf (835 KB)
  • BY11949partII.pdf (30 KB)
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  • BY11949HearingInfo.pdf (80 KB)