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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #678IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday November 2, 2021

FEI CompanyHillsboro, OR

  • Amount: An estimated $954,313
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/2/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: None



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The University awarded a contract for Helios 5 CX scientific imaging research instrument.
The Helios 5 CX is a scientific imaging research instrument with an Elstar electron column for ultra-high-resolution imaging and the contrast of the high material that combines a high-resolution Schottky FEG-based scanning electron microscope.
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)) The procurement of this equipment is critical to the research mission of the University. This lab equipment enhances the research productivity and specialization in experimental condensed matter in physics. The Vice Chancellor for Research is purchasing this scientific equipment for Dr. Klie's lab. This investment may bring more research dollars and contribute to the research reputation of UIC. This procurement is being purchased under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than 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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  • 678IDMExemptionFormSigned.pdf (2 MB)