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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM606
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Award Info Awarded Friday October 16, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corporation, Piscataway, NJ
Amount: $81,750
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, October 16, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a refurbished BC X100 Gold Seal instrument.
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.
Quick purchase of GE's refurbished BC X100 Gold Seal instrument that has the L1 sensor chip that is essential for Chemistry's membrane-protein binding assay research.

This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which this refurbished 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 $ 80,000 that represents a discount of 25% as the original manufacturer price is $ 106,600. Therefore, this deep discount and the limited time offer qualifies this emergency as a quick purchase. .

Chemistry 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. The actual purchase price is $ 81,750 that includes one year warranty coverage including labor, parts and travel costs. year.

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
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.

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