Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Agilent TechnologiesSanta Clara, CA
- Amount: An estimated $125,192.96
- Terms: One-time transaction
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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Sharon Ferguson.
First published Thursday, September 9, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Seahorse XFe24 analyzer to Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, for an estimated $125,192.96.
A Seahorse XFe24 Analyzer (64-bit) measures oxygen consumption rate and proton efflux rate of live cells in a 24-well format and measures the rate of oxygen consumption from extracellular medium via fiber optic sensors. The device has to accommodate 24 well plates with sufficient surface area for culturing cells, organoids, tumor pieces, etc. Only the XFe24 can accommodate 24 well plates. It measures extra-cellular acidification in the extracellular medium via fiber optic sensors. The unique capability of 1)measuring both oxygen consumption and extracellular acidification simulataneously in the same well 2)accommodates larger size tissue culture dish, the 24 well plate which provides adequate surface area for measuring multi-cellular, complex tissues, providing a real-time analysis of metabolic flux in tissues, which no other platform allows.
The University has a need for a Seahorse analyzer. This is needed because this is the only type of instrument available that measures extra cellular flux. The University, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Agilent Technologies. The University has provided detail justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification form. Although the University has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the University's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs. This is the only type of instrument available that measures extra cellular flux.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury
We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we
receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also
hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to
provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.
The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to testify for or against
the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing
is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of evidence
will not apply. The hearing officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record
it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we
will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.
We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the
registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold
the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing.
Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.
September 29, 2021
401 S. Spring Street
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
Date, time, and location are
subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential
participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.
September 24, 2021
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.