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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JCM233
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase (30 ILCS 500/1-13a)
Award InfoPublished Wednesday June 12, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: McLane Research Laboratories, East Falmouth, MA
Amount: An estimated $206,645
An estimated start date of 6/25/2013 through 10/25/2013
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Automated Lake Profiler & Sampler System.
Research equipment from McLane Research Lab was the vendor identified in the approved peer-reviewed proposal for the Planetary Major Equipment grant from NASA to design and build the equipment for this project. The P.I. and NASA scientists understand that this lab equipment from this vendor and this model number is the ONLY one to complete and achieve the research goals. Therefore, NASA expects that the purchase from this vendor of this equipment will be expedited and deployed in Antarctica. Be advised that going with another Vendor or system may require grant reconsideration.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes in the procurement code because the procurement expenditures are for events or activities for which the use of specific vendors is mandated or identified by the sponsor of the event or activity, provided that the sponsor is providing a majority of the funding for the event or activity.

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

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