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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Sole Source #TSB92844

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

First published Wednesday February 13, 2008
The University intends to award a contract for an X-Ray Diffractometer DHS 1100 furnace upgrade to Bruker AXS, Inc., Madison, WI for $32,500.
The NIU Department of Physics requires a furnace upgrade for x-ray diffraction studies of materials at temperatures up to 1000 C.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration. The items desired are designed specifically by the same manufacturer for compatibility with the existing X-Ray Diffractometer.
For additional information, contact:
Thelma Bridgewater
Phone: (815) 753-1599
Any vendor who believes it can meet all requirements of this sole economically feasible source contract must submit a detailed written statement demonstrating its qualifications and ability to perform as required, must also offer a price lower than that of the selected vendor, and must provide any other information to show how it can offset the cost advantage of the selected vendor. Any such challenge must be submitted in writing to Thelma Bridgewater by February 27, 2008. Late challenges will not be considered.

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