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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C8114M

Invitation for Bid: a research quality dynamic mechanical analyzer

Award Info
Published Monday May 12, 2003
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Perkin Elmer LAS, Inc., Shelton, CT,
Amount:  $36,881
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday April 15, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 1, 2003:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a research quality dynamic mechanical analyzer (Bid # C8114M). The unit being requested must meet the following specifications:

  • Operate in -150 degree C to 600 degree C temperature range
  • Must be capable of heating rates of 0.1 to 20 degree C/minute or better
  • Must be capable of applying 18 N maximum force or better
  • Static force must be 10N or better
  • Dynamic force must be 8N or better
  • Force resolution must be 0.00001N
  • The system must be able to measure elastic properties of materials in the following modes
  • Bending: 0.1 MPa to 1000 GPa or better range
  • Tension: 0.1 MPa to 1000 GPa or better range
  • Shear: 1 kPa to 1 GPa or better range
  • Film shear: 0.1 MPa to 100 GPa or better range
  • Compression: 0.1 MPa to 1 GPa or better range
  • Frequency range of 0.01 to 100 Hz or better
  • Must operate in dynamic measurement, program stress control, and program strain control modes
  • Successful bidder must install their software on a Dell computer (OptiPlex GX260) provided by the University

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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