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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SoleSource #5607

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Wednesday December 15, 2021

Charles Ross & Son CompanyHauppauge, NY

  • Amount: $300,434
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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
Published Tuesday December 14, 2021
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 Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Double Planetary Jacketed Vacuum Mixers to Charles Ross & Son Company, Hauppauge, NY, for $300,434.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is looking to purchase two (2) double planetary jacketed vacuum mixers -- Model DPM-2 (2 gallon) for laboratory operation and Model DPM-25 (25 gallon) for pilot plant operation -- for its National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) Wet Lab Capital Expansion Grant. The scalable technology from lab, to pilot plant, to production will allow for discovery research to be performed in the fermentation laboratory unit (DPM-2 gallon) coupled with NCERC's twin 5 liter bio-reactors. Once the pretreatment process/research has been optimized with the DPM-2 in the laboratory, the (DPM-25 gallon) will be used to produce enough volume of material for our pilot plant 100 liter bio-reactor.
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. The Charles Ross & Son Company will construct the exact sizes we need of double planetary mixing equipment able to handle product viscosities of 9 million centipoise. Other double planetary mixer suppliers are in the market but lack the ability to provide the correct capacity and meet the mixing viscosity requirements of NCERC.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Gina Grace
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3522
FAX: (618) 650-3251
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.

Hearing Details

December 15, 2021
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
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.

Registration Deadline:
December 10, 2021
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Sole Source Justification
  • SS5607CharlesRossSon.pdf (1 MB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 5607Pt2.pdf (120 KB)