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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #kef102720
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday February 11, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: Tescan USA Inc., Cranberry Township, PA
Amount: An estimated $75,500
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University reserves the right to amend this sole source award. Amendments may be issued for reasons including but not limited to increasing or decreasing dollar amounts and/or quantities, and/or to extend or decrease the time period of term, as needed and as determined to be in the best interest of the University.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The University awarded a contract for a scanning electron microscope to Tescan USA Inc., Cranberry Township, PA, for an estimated $75,500.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the Tescan Vega-II Model SBH computer-controlled scanning electron microscope with motorized stage is the only microscope available with a 4-lens electron optics system. This microscope allows for fully electronic and fully automated control of the beam aperture, as well as a wide range of automated scanning/imaging modes.

For additional information, contact:
Katherine Frank
Phone: (815) 753-6138

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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