Northern Illinois University awarded a contract for DNA Analysis System in the amount of $53,500 on Friday, July 13, 2001 . The University intends to purchase a CEQ 2000XL DNA Analysis system that is a demonstration unit. This will only be available for a short time at the special discounted price. It is in the University's best interest to make this purchase immediately. 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 , State Purchasing Officer.)