Southern Illinois University Carbondale awarded a contract for replacement of rejected aircraft engine cores during overhaul/exchange in the
amount of $33,568.55 on
Thursday, March 24, 2005
. The University, having received a quote for aircraft engine overhaul/exchange, issued a Purchase Order for $28,000, which reflected usual credit for engine core exchange. Upon removal, and disassembly of the engines by the vendor, the cores were rejected and no credit allowed for the first time in memory.
This emergency purchase is for the increase of the original PO from $28,000 to $33,568.55 to cover the cost of replacement cores. The need for these cores to allow completion of the overhauls is immediate to reduce disruption of service of this single type instructional aircraft. The withdrawal of the engines from the current vendor and use of a competitive source selection cannot be accomplished without increased cost and disadvantage to the University. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
(Submitted by Kevin Bame, State Purchasing Officer.)