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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C04-10697-0006M

Invitation for Bid: A Mass Spectrometer

Award Info
Published Friday September 26, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Waters Technologies Corporation, Milford, MA
Amount:  $333,984
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
There were three alternate bids submitted, but after close evaluation by the requesting department, it was determined that none of the three bids met the required specifications.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday August 26, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday September 11, 2003:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a mass spectrometer and liquid chromatography system.

The hybrid quadrupole/orthogonal time-of-flight mass spectrometer must meet the following specifications:

  • Resolution: >5000 in both positive and negative ion modes
  • 5 ppm RMS mass accuracy with single lockmass
  • Nanoflow electrospray interface
  • Data dependent MS to MS/MS switching
  • Lockspray interface for real time mass calibration
  • At least four spectra/second continuous acquisition over the mass range m/z100-1000
  • Software for real time processing and database matching of MS/MS data for protein and peptide characterization
  • Software for the deconvolution of multiple charge state electrospray data to zero charge state data
  • Computer hardware for real time peptide sequence matching
The liquid chromatography system must meet the following specifications:
  • Temperature controlled autosampler
  • Solvent gradients at flow rates down to 1 uL/min
  • Ternary solvent gradients
  • Programmable injection volumes from 50 nL - 5uL
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. 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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