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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM778
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Tuesday September 20, 2016
Vendor: Gatan Inc.
Final Amount: $743,000

The Emergency affidavit stated estimated amount of $ 70,000 in error. That amount was copied from a previous request.

The actual cost is $ 743,000.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Awarded Thursday September 1, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Gatan Inc., Pleasanton, CA
Amount: An estimated $70,000
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 Thursday, September 1, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Quantum GIF (Gatan Imaging Filter) 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 Gatan Model 965 Spectrometer is available only on a limited basis until September 2, 2016 at a discounted 7.8% price.

Gatan?s Quantum Model 965 is the only manufacturer of this electron energy-loss spectrometers in the world and, therefore, the only supplier of this equipment that will fit onto the existing JEOL ARM200CF microscope. JEOL does not sell nor distribute this Gatan U.S. patented spectrometer. There are over 50 installs world-wide.

The Physics Researcher require a Quantum GIF (Gatan Imaging Filter) Model 965 Spectrometer from Gatan, Inc. for ongoing federal research. This spectrometer will be placed on the JEOL ARM200CF electron microscope that was purchased in 2011. This GIF is necessary for performing the proposed research. The research has progressed to a critical stage and the utilization of the GIF to advance the research is crucial.

Together, the Gatan Model 965 and the JEOL ARM200CF will provide an energy resolution (FWHM) of 100 meV, a primary energy range between 60 and 200 keV, a field fo view of 2 keV and 100% collection efficiency. The shutter speed will be 1 us with an acquisition speed of more than 1000 spectra per second.The spectrometer will offer dual EELS capabilities, a high-speed camera for readign out 2-dim images and high energy acquisition/mapping of spectra.

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 - Lee Saulter

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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