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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #285JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Friday August 30, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Heidelberg Instruments, Torrance, CA
Amount: An estimated $147,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday August 26, 2013
The hearing was cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, August 2, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Purchase Heidelberg micro pattern generator to Heidelberg Instruments, Torrance, CA, for an estimated $147,000.
Purchase the Heidelberg compact micro pattern generator is required for direct laser writing of high precision, high resolution micron-structures using the microlithography technique.

Only the Heidelberg system uses lasers to write features down to 0.9 micrometer at 5 mm^2/min with address grid down to 40 nm and alignment accuracy of 200 nm on substrates up to 90x90 mm^2. It also has a second write mode: 2.5 micrometers at 35 mm^2/min with address grid of 100 nm and alignment accuracy of 400 nm on substrates up to 125x125 mm^2.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the The only tabletop direct write lithpgraphy system with the required features at the most economical price in the market.

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.

August 21, 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:
August 16, 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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Sole Source Justification
  • 285JCM.pdf (688 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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