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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #803IDM

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday November 21, 2022

Bruker Nano, IncorporatedGoleta, CA

  • Amount: $200,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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

First published Monday, November 21, 2022
The University awarded a contract for NanoWizard Sense Atomic force microscope.
NanoWizard Sense Atomic force microscope (AFM) system for sensitive biophysical characterization of biological samples, including live cells.
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)) Principal investigator (PI) Doctor Jae Won Shin received an National Institutes of Health (NIH) supplemental grant of $250,000.00 for the purchase of this equipment to complete the proposed research project. Without the purchase of this equipment, the University will lose the $250,000.00 in grant funding.

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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  • 803IDMSignedExemptionForm.pdf (2 MB)