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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JJW990

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday September 29, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Keyence Corporation of America, Elmwood Park, NJ
Amount: An estimated $150,000
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 Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The University awarded a contract for a fluorescence microscope.
Fluorescence Microscope. This microscope will be used for research by multiple faculty members.
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 is in the best interest of the University because of three major reasons (1) Cost (2) Research of multiple faculty will benefit from this microscope, and finally, (3) this microscope will be an excellent tool for teaching graduate students.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135

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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