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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #445IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday January 10, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: CFR Engines Canada ULC, Ottawa/Nepean, Canada
Amount: An amount not to exceed $186,500
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 Friday, January 10, 2020
The University awarded a contract for Ignition Quality Tester.
Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) Research System to measure cetane numbers. The cetane number is a value determined experimentally that measures the suitability of a potential diesel fuel for use in a diesel engine. It is derived from either a test using a special large diesel engine or from the ignition quality tester (IQT) instrument.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) This procurement will enable the University to to fulfill sponsored research activities under grant number E0203, specifically for ?Acquisition of Ultraviolet Laser Diagnostic System and Ignition Quality Tester for Ignition Characterization in Defense Relevant Fuels?. This project is not funded from State appropriations.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Ian Masterton
University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Purchasing Division
809 South Marshfield Ave., 3rd Floor (M/C 560)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2801
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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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  • 445IDMCFREnginesCanadaExemptionForm.pdf (132 KB)