Illinois State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Scientifica Limited, Uckfield, United Kingdom
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Hearing documents attached.
First published Monday, August 8, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Scientificia Slicescope Flourescence Microscope to Scientifica Limited, Uckfield, United Kingdom, for $107,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the
company Scienftifica offers the combination of motorized manipulators, optical fluorescence capabilities and vibration isolation in a turnkey solution. Other vendors offer only subsystems that may offer similar functions, but cannot be setup to function as a complete package without introducing noise.
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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.
August 23, 2011
500 1/2 Stratton Building
401 S. Spring
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Suite 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, Il 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
August 20, 2011
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
Written comments must be received no later than
August 20, 2011.
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.