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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Sole Source #909MNK

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Friday October 12, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Carl Zeiss, Inc., Thornwood, NY
Amount:  An estimated $198,382.69
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 Thursday September 27, 2007
The University awarded a contract for a total internal reflection microscopy (TIRFM) to Carl Zeiss, Inc., Thornwood, NY for an estimated $198,382.69.
This total internal reflection microscopy (TIRFM) system will include axio observer motorized inverted microscope optimized for live cell TIRF illumination, stand components, live cell components, vibration isolation table, shipping, installation, training, support, and one year warranty including parts and labor.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the item or service is copyrighted or patented and is not available except from the holder of the copyright or patent. The equipment components are patented under the following numbers: 6392796, 5015082, 5235459, 6818882, and 6123459. This is the only instrument that can allow researchers to take images of live cells while maintaining high cell viability and fluorescence intensities over prolonged periods of time.
For additional information, contact:
Margaret Kibaya
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 996-7076
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Purchasing Website

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