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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C-R10697-0051M

Invitation for Bid: a 400MHz NMR system

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 29, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Varian, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Amount:  $284,674
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday May 9, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday May 24, 2002:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a 400MHz NMR system (Bid # C-R10697-0051M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking bids for a NMR system to meet the following minimum specifications. NMR magnet to include:

  • 9.4 Tesla (1H @ 400 MHz) Wide Bore (WB, 89 mm) Actively Shielded (AS) Magnet. AS feature is required to minimize magnet footprint of NMR magnet.
  • Liquid He hold time of at least 150 days.
  • Magnet to be suspended on pneumatic vibration stabilization system.
  • Shim stack for magnet, must have at least 23 channels, and to be able to work with corresponding shim power supply w/NMR spectrometer.
  • Must inlude meters for measuring cryogen levels.
  • Must include liquid He transfer line.
NMR Spectrometer, to include:
  • Two channel (XY or dual full-band configuration) NMR spectometer.
  • Both channels must be able to generate (low power) resonant pulsed rf radiation that can reach nuclei from 1H(400MHz) to below 131Xe(<10 MHz).
  • One channel must cover from 1H down to 13C and the other from 19F down to 131XE in a 9.4T field.
  • Spectrometer must be modular in design and expandable to a third broad band rf channel.
  • Must be able to apply modulated high-power rf pulses on two channels simultaneously.
  • Must be able to acquire NMR signals (FIDs) from both channels simultaneously.
  • Must be able to quantitatively compare NMR signal strengths from different experiments with different gain settings, pulse tipping angles, signal averages, etc.
  • Must have receiver bandwidth of at least 3 MHz and configured for solids-level experiments and rf power.
  • All components to be able to handle high power (~1000W).
  • PC or workstation for operating the spectrometer, including acquiring and pre-processing data.
  • Must include NMR acquisition software for spectrometer, including an object-oriented NMR pulse-programming package.
  • Computer to be network ready.
  • Delivery and installation must be included in quoted price.
Delivery and billing must be made prior to August 10, 2002.

An award will be based on an all or none basis to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and required delivery promise.

The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or parts thereof. Contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

(Submitted by Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714

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