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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #005AJR
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Thursday September 15, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: BMG Labtech, Inc., Cary, NC
Amount: $74,495
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, May 9, 2011
The University awarded a contract for purchase of Microplate Reader to BMG Labtech, Inc., Cary, NC, for $74,495.
The machine is used to monitor intermolecular interactions via fluorescence polarization
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the vendor is the only one who provides an instrument that has the unique ability to measure perpendicular and parallel polarized light simultaneously rather than sequentially. BMG Labtech has an exclusive licensing agreement with Cisbio Bioassays related to this simultaneous detection of two channels in a ratio, which references U.S. patent # 5,527,684.

For additional information, contact:
Aaron Rosenthal
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marthfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-8074
FAX: (312) 996-2055

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

July 19, 2011
10:00 AM
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 S. Marshfield
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL
Aaron Rosenthal
Phone:(312) 996-8074
Fax:(312) 996-3135
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
July 18, 2011
Register with:
Aaron Rosenthal
Phone:(312) 996-8074
Fax:(312) 996-3135

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than July 18, 2011.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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