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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #094JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 18, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: M Squared Laser Inc., San Jose, CA
Amount: An estimated $375,000
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 Thursday, March 1, 2012
The University awarded a contract for Compact Tunable Laser Systems to M Squared Laser Inc., San Jose, CA, for an estimated $375,000.
A cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Air Force identified two specific M Squared Lasers for purchase. First, a SolsTiS SRX-F Laser that has ultra-compact, fully automated, sealed, widely tunable CW narrow linewidth with range of 725-975 nm. Second, a FireFly THz Laser that has compact size, unique pulsed, nanosecond self-contained terahertz. This Laser delivers outputs between 100 igaghertz and 10 terahertz.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the items are needed for trial use or testing.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
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.

March 21, 2012
2:00 PM
CPO/Hearing Unit
349 C Stratton
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center suite 9-035, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago,Il. 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
March 19, 2012
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 March 19, 2012.

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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