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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C8134R

Invitation for Bid: a helium leak detector

Award Info
Published Friday June 22, 2001
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Alcatel Vacuum Products, Hingham, MA,
Amount:  $29,638
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday May 18, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday June 4, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for a helium leak detector (Bid # C8134R). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is interested in purchasing one high production console helium leak detector (115v/60Hz) to include the following:

  • Flexible operation mode (reverse, direct or a combination of both)
  • No liquid nitrogen required
  • Single button startup; time less than three minutes
  • Sensitivity 3X10 (-11) std cc/sec
  • Standard VGA color CRT; swivel and tilt adjustable
  • Leak range: 10 to 3X10(-11) std cc/sec
  • Extended work surface
  • 7 CFM direct drive forepump
  • 16 CFM direct drive roughing pump
  • 52 L/S turbomolecular high vacuum pump
  • Built-in NIST traceable temperature compensated calibrated leak
  • Dual magnetic sector mass spectrometer tube to measure both helium leak rate and high vacuum
  • Auto startup, tuning, calibration, auto zero and auto shutdown
  • 50 programmable test recipes
  • Resolution of 14 at mass 4, per AVS method
  • Warranty on electrical boards
  • Any available system warranty
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 Pamela Brandt, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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