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Eastern Illinois University
Sole Source #C028539

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday June 3, 2005
 
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Hitschfel Instruments, St Louis, MO,
Amount:  $30,263.40
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 Thursday May 19, 2005
The University awarded a contract for microscopes to Hitschfel Instruments, St Louis, MO, for $30,263.40.
Eastern Illinois University is issuing a purchase order for sixteen (16) Olympus SZ51 microscopes with transmitted and reflected light for use by faculty and students. Justifcations for sole source and brand name are:
  1. Hitschfel Instruments, St. Louis, MO is the only dealership in Central and Southern Illinois and gives EIU a 15% discount.
  2. This purchase will complete the set of dissecting microscopes used in instruction in the Biological Sciences Department. The previous microscopes purchased were also Olympus.
  3. Using the same brand of microscopes cuts down on training time and allows students to use the same type of equipment in all classes through the years.
  4. When service is needed, Hitschfel Instruments comes and services them at one time rather than having to have several companies coming at various times; therefore, there is less classroom interruption.
  5. A complete set of Olympus microscopes will have interchangeable parts that will allow them to be serviced more readily and at a lesser cost.
For additional information, contact:
Sue Sallee
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7578
FAX: (217) 581-6015
E-Mail: assallee@eiu.edu

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