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University of Illinois at Chicago
SoleSource #625JCM
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award Info Published Monday January 4, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Dectris Ltd, El Segundo, CA
Amount: An estimated $700,000
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 December 28, 2015
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a Pilatus 3XCdTe 1M pixel array detector to Dectris Ltd, El Segundo, CA, for an estimated $700,000.
Purchase from Dectris a PILATUS 3X CdTe array detector as approved in an NSF grant to detection of high energy X-rays from synchrotron sources, such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant proposal was already approved for the Pilatus3 X CdTe 1M detector utilization to accomplish the grant objectives.

The PILATUS3 X CdTe array detector has a large area - 17 cm x 18 cm; 80% quantum efficiency at 75 keV; zero readout noise; readout time less than 1 millisecond (0.001 second); electronic gating with gate time of 100 nanoseconds; maximum count rate of 5 million counts per second; 20 bit counter depth.This is the only product on the market that satisfies the technical requirements of the research grant.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

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 - Aaron M. Finder

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.

December 30, 2015
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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:
December 24, 2015
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
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
  • 625JCMPart1.pdf (361 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 625JCMPart2.pdf (60 KB)