University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Vendor: Bruker Daltronics Inc., Billerica, MA
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 Friday, September 25, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a MALDI-Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometer.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgment mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
This emergency/quick purchase from Bruker Daltronics Inc is for the new faculty laboratory within the University's Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Department.
This equipment was available at a deep discounted price for a limited time on a first come basis. Sound business judgement mandated an immediate/quick purchase to take advantage of the availability and price. The first come offer is $ 299,000 that represents a discount of 26% as the original manufacturer price is $ 401,641. Therefore, this deep discount and the limited time offer qualifies this procurement as a quick purchase.
The Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy Department will utilize this equipment in the newly established laboratory for research to characterize the chemicals exchanged bacteria and cancer cells. This equipment and the associated imaging software will allow researchers to rapidly perform this characterization and analysis on a variety of samples under different biological conditions.
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis
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.