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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C10311-0066M

Invitation for Bid: stereo microscopes

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 19, 2001
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Hitschfel Instruments Inc, St. Louis, MO,
Amount:  $44,778.50
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 Thursday April 26, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 15, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for stereo microscopes (Bid # C10311-0066M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale wishes to purchase 13 stereo microscopes with trinocular head, to include:

  • SZ 40 body, (0.57 x -4.0x) with 45 degree eye tubes
  • Free working distance of 110 mm
  • Binocular observation tube viewing angle of 45 degrees
  • Interlocking right and left eyepiece tubes
  • Adjustable interpupilliary distance of 50-76mm
  • Left eyepiece tube with +/- 5 graduated dioptic range
  • Forward position zoom adjustment knobs with objective magnification graduations
  • Black and white stage plate for stereo
  • Paired stage clips
  • Dust cover
  • Pohototube unit for SZ40/60/11, S-0142, S-0143
  • (2) 10X Eyepieces with removable eyeshields, FN22, F or SZ30, 40,60, reticle shelf to accept 24mm reticle
  • Standard stereo microscope stand with ball bearing rack and pinion focusing mechanism
  • Birfurcated light guide
  • Fiber optic power supply
The University is also interested in purchasing 13 compound microscopes with trinocular head, to include:
  • CH30 frame with right hand stage, nosepiece
  • 6V/20W buit-in halogen illuminator with voltage trimmer
  • On/Off switch
  • Graduated light intensity control knob
  • Swing-out lamp holder
  • Torque adjustable coaxial coarse and fine focus controls
  • Coarse adjustment range 25mm with limit control lever
  • Adjustable coarse focus tension control
  • Rectangular stage 100mm (w) x 134mm (l) with right hand coaxial X and Y controls, movement range 76mm (x) by 50mm (y)
  • Detachable specimen holder
  • RMS thread quadruple inward facing ball bearing nosepiece
  • Substage with condenser knob, precenter condenser sleeve and clamping screw
  • Plastic dust cover
  • Daylight blue filter
  • (2) 6V/20W halogen bulbs
  • Power cord
  • Trinocular observation tube, 45 degree eyepiece inclination
  • High transmission coated prisms
  • Additional specifications available upon request
Award of the contract 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 Pamela Brandt, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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