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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #266jcm
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Friday August 9, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Bruker AXS, Inc., Madison, WI
Amount: An estimated $505,000
An estimated start date of 6/20/2013 through 6/30/2013, 1 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been modified
Published Monday August 5, 2013
Hearing documents and the CPO's determination are attached.
First published Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The University awarded a contract for two Bruker Microdiffraction systems to Bruker AXS, Inc., Madison, WI, for an estimated $505,000.
Request to purchase two Bruker Microdiffraction systems- Demo D8 Discover model and a new D8 Advance model for new faculty member Dr. Jorge Cabana to establish his research lab.

The D8 Discovery X-ray microdiffraction system is a state-of-the-art, high-quality X-ray diffractometer that is easy to use, highly accurate, and versatile. The small spot sizes enable the spatially-resolved analysis of complex samples to produce composition maps with high chemical and lateral resolution. It also enables the use of multi-well sample holders so that a large collection of materials can be analyzed in a highly automated manner, leading to extremely high data throughput that enables combinatorial research. The Bruker D8 Advance is a highly versatile diffractometer with highly automated features. This means that changes among measurement setups can be carried out with high precision, with minimal hands-on involvement of the user. This equipment will have a large number of users with varying degrees of experience, which makes this feature attractive. The Lynxeye detector combines very high quality data with high signal, optimizing the measurement times.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent.

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
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

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.

June 12, 2013
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
June 7, 2013
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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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