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University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM784
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Award Info Awarded Wednesday September 28, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA
Amount: $176,750
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 Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The University awarded a contract for Illumina's NextSeq 500 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.
This quick purchase request is based upon a negotiated discounted price for a limited time only. The vendor?s fiscal year end is September 30, 2016 and the offer expires on 9/29/2016. Thereafter, the list price excluding a discount of $ 75,000 is available.

The College of Medicine Researcher require the NextSeq 500 Sequencer from Illumina, Inc. for ongoing research. This sequencer produces automated generation of DNA clonal clusters by bridge amplification, sequencing and primary analysis. The unique feature of this machine is that it can produce both medium and high output sequnces. It is like having two sequencers in one machine. The other high output sequencers from Illumina and other companies produce large amount of sequences but the equipment itself, reagents and maintenance costs are too high and my laboratory does not have the need for ultra-high output sequencer.

Without this operational capacity, the federal research goals can not be achieved.

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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