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Northern Illinois University
SoleSource #kef95250
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday June 11, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: Multi-Scale Manufacturing Solutions, LLC, Madison, WI
Amount: An estimated $90,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 5/29/2008 through 5/31/2009, 12 months
Renewals:
None
Comments:
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 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, May 27, 2008
The University awarded a contract for research support to Multi-Scale Manufacturing Solutions, LLC, Madison, WI, for an estimated $90,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the University requires a vendor that is uniquely qualified to provide research support in the area of laser assisted machining of ceramics, and in particular, the areas of analysis of heat input and laser absorptivity, and in laser selection. This vendor has staff with extensive Ph.D. level research experience in these areas. In addition, the staff has experience in research in laser assisted micro-machining, and will also consult in this area to further research in an additional aspect of this project. The vendor is within a two-hour driving distance of the Elgin, IL site where the work will be performed, aiding in responsiveness.

For additional information, contact:
Katherine Frank
Phone: (815) 753-6138
E-Mail: kfrank@niu.edu

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