Illinois State University awarded a contract for cattle for a research project in the amount of $61,425 on Friday, March 18, 2005 . Illinois State University is purchasing 130 head of cattle for a research project for the Agriculture Department. The cattle are of the breed, size, quantity, following a specfic health program and deliverable for this project. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgement mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
(Submitted by Stephen M. Bragg, State Purchasing Officer.)