University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase (30 ILCS 500/1-13a)
Vendor: Fluidigm Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Amount: An estimated $997,494
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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The University awarded a contract for instrument purchase mandated by funding source .
The Infrastructure Initiative award was received from the Chicago Biomedical Consortiumâs (CBC) to the UIC Research Center for the purchase of two instruments a Fluidigm CyTOF2 ICP-TOF-MS and a Fluidigm C1/BioMark Single-Cell Genomics System. The funding source mandated these instruments to fulfill the research needs of the UIC proposal.
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.
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