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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM612
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Award Info Awarded Wednesday October 28, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Asylum Research an Oxford Instruments Company, Santa Barbara, CA
Amount: $179,345
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 Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The University awarded a contract for a MFP-3D-BIO Atomic Force Microscope System .
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.
Oxford Instruments will manufacture the same instrument specifications that the Associate Professor of Bioengineering was utilizing as his previous institution. He just came to the University of Illinois at Chicago in September 2015. Therefore, this instrument has been configured/customized so that the ongoing research can be performed. This medical research involves studying molecular, membrane and cell mechanics, and morphology, which will be related to pathology of neurodegenerative diseases.

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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