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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C03-20014-0010M

Invitation for Bid: a research grade stereo microscope

Award Info
Published Thursday May 15, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  North Central Instruments, Minneapolis, MN,
Amount:  $22,687.40
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday April 16, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday May 2, 2003:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a research grade stereo microscope (Bid # C03-20014-0010M). The unit being requested must have an advanced transmitted light base, 1X planapo objective, and trinocular head to meet the following specifications:

  • Stereo microscope SZX zoom body, .07X-9X
  • Galilean design with parallel light paths
  • Magnification range: 0.7X-9X
  • Zoom ratio 12.86:1
  • Built-in aperture diaphragm
  • Ten disengageable zoom magnification click stops
  • Zoom control on both sides of body
  • Total magnification indicator on right knob
  • Must accept dual nosepiece for parfocal objectives
  • 3mm Allen driver and dust cover
  • Fine focusing SZX-FOF unit
  • SZX trinocular body with 100% photoport
  • Two 10X high eyepoint stereo eyepiece
  • 1X plan apochromat objective for SZX12 WD 74mm, 0.110 NA
  • 100 W base, 32mm mount
  • SZX Fluorescence illuminator w/5 position turret
  • Chroma 41017 exciter filter
  • Two Chroma 41017 emission filters
  • Chroma 31000 exciter filter
  • Two chroma emission filters
  • 100w Mercury lamp housing w/collector
  • Mercury short arc power supply
  • USHIO Mercury burner, 100w/2, 200 hours
  • Fostec Ace light source, reheostat w/EKE lamp, 120V
  • Universal Ringlight, 47/62
  • Camera system for Microscope, Q-Image, to include:
  • Retiga 1300 color camera cooled
  • IEEE 1294 Firewire PCI card
  • U-TV1X-2 CCD Camera adapter 1X
  • Camera mount
  • C-mount camera adapter
  • System hardware/software integration
An award will be made to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and conditions.

The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid/RFP documents. 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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