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University of Illinois at Chicago
Request for Proposal: Liquid Helium Filling Services for MRI Magnet
Award Info Published Friday May 5, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: Air Products snf Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA
Amount: An estimated $201,210
An estimated start date of 6/1/2017 through 5/31/2023
2 two-year
Potential Future Renewals: $160,568
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, February 17, 2017
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Thursday March 23, 2017:

Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203

The University of Illinois at Chicago on behalf of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research Department is seeking proposals from qualified vendors who can provide High purity liquid Helium and Ultra High purity Gaseous Helium for the 9.4T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (?MRI?) instrument with superconducting magnet for the continued operation.

An in-person, non-mandatory, pre-proposal conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for MR Research, 1801 West Taylor Street, MRI Receiving 1A, Room 1320, Chicago, IL 60612 on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CST.

Representatives of the University will be present to answer questions regarding the services requested or proposal procedures. Prospective Offerors should respond to Ingrid Worrell at (312)-996-2850) of email at on or before March 7, 2017 with firm name and number of attendees. A maximum of two representatives from each firm may attend.

For additional information, contact:
Ingrid Worrell
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-2839
FAX: (312) 996-3135
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Submit 4 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Specification Documents
  • RFPIJW046-HighPurityLiquidHelium.pdf (2 MB)