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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C20018-0016M

Invitation for Bid: a preparative ultracentrifuge

Award Info
Published Friday April 27, 2001
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Beckman Coulter Inc., Fullerton, CA,
Amount:  $42,822.12
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday April 2, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 17, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a preparative ultracentrifuge (Bid # C20018-0016M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is interested in purchasing a preparative ultracentrifuge that meets the following specifications:

  • Air cooled drive
  • 200-240 volt/50/60 Hz/UL/CSA operation
  • Speed to 80,000 RPM
  • Forces to 602,000 x g
  • Frequency controlled vacuum encased induction drive system
  • 10-year warranty
  • Digital control, touch sensitive keys
  • Digital display
  • Slow start or standard acceleration
  • Three deceleration options
  • Built-in integrator
  • Thermo-electric cooling and heating modules
  • Price to include installation and one year preventive maintenance and emergency service
The University is also interested in purchasing the following equipment to interface with the Ultracentrifuge:
  • One swinging bucket with Titanium rotor package
  • One type Ti fixed angle titanium rotor assembly
The University wishes to trade in the following items to the successful bidder:
  • One L5-75 Ultracentrifuge, S/N 75834
  • Two rotors
The contract will be awarded 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 Pamela Brandt, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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