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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #350JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Thursday April 24, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: JEOL USA Inc., Peabody, MA
Amount: An estimated $87,400
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 Tuesday April 8, 2014
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, March 14, 2014
The University awarded a contract for NMR probe- solid-sampling set to JEOL USA Inc., Peabody, MA, for an estimated $87,400.
Purchase of a quad-resonance 0.75-mm Magic Angle Spinning (MAS) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) probe system (MAS Probe System) from JEOL to be used for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant project.

The collaborative research with JEOL using the MAS Probe System was recently funded by the US National Science Foundation in September 2013. The Probe System offers highest magic-angle-spinning (MAS) capability exceeding sample spinning speed of 100 kHz. Only the JEOL probe with it's spinning speed of 100kHz can be useful for the experiments of the NSF research. The JEOL's MAS probe has capability that is essential to achieve the sensitivity and resolution enhancements that are proposed in the NSF-funded research.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this 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
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.

April 2, 2014
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:
March 26, 2014
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
  • 350JCM.pdf (365 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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