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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sole Source #C200033027S

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Wednesday November 1, 2006
Awarded to:
Vendor:  SAFE Boats International, Port Orchard, WA
Amount:  $175,951.73
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday October 16, 2006
The University awarded a contract for a Defender Class SAFE boat research vessel to SAFE Boats International, Port Orchard, WA for $175,951.73.
The purchase will be for a 25-foot full cabin Defender Class "SAFE" boat research vessel and trailer for use by the Fisheries department on the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Wabash rivers. This vessel is necessary for the unique conditions of large river environments.
The river conditions necessitating the research vessel include, but are not limited to:
  • Variable flow
  • Obstructions
  • Changes in depth
  • Long distance travel
The vessel will house environmentally sensitive equipment.
The equipment will include:
  • Computers
  • Hydroacoustic transducers
  • Hydroacoustic receivers
  • Flow profilers
  • Sonic releasers
  • Hydrosondes
  • Telemetry receivers
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.
For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Purchasing Website

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