University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: Top Industrie, Vaux-le-Penil, France
Amount: An estimated $127,599
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 3, 2020
The University awarded a contract for a gas loading system.
The hydrogen gas loading system is required to load diamond anvil high pressure cells with different gases and samples at the Department of Physics.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) This purchase relates to federally funded research fund given to UIC that is needed to fulfill our research obligations. The gas loader will be used to load the diamond anvil high pressure cells with different gases (such as Helium, Neon, Hydrogen etc) and samples (micro gram quantities) at the Department of Physics, UIC. These diamond anvil cells are prepared for various experiments in the beam lines at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory as well as at UIC to pressurize the samples. The primary focus is to investigate the structural and transport properties of our samples at high pressure conditions and train the students as per the NNSA mission supporting our research at UIC.
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