Illinois State University
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Instron, Norwood, MA
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Universal Testing Machine to Instron, Norwood, MA, for $79,455.
The University intends to purchase a new Instron Model 5982 Material Testing System with a 100kN capacity (a Universal Testing Machine known as a UTM) for the materials technology classes in the Department of Technology. This machine performs precise tensile, compressive, and flexural testing of metal, plastic, and wood specimens. Data acquisition with machine includes video capture to synchronize stress-strain data with the failure of test specimens and provides a powerful but user-friendly control program that students and researchers can utilize.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Instron offers the appropriate capacity machine that provides industry-standard testing with an easy to operate platform that includes unique hardware and software features that enhance student learning.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder
We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we
receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also
hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to
provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.
The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to 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 officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record
it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we
will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.
We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the
registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold
the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing.
Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.
November 19, 2014
401 S. Spring Street
If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify
location and get directions.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
November 14, 2014
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.