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University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG771
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Award Info Published Monday August 12, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: FemtoTools AG, Buchs, Switzerland
Amount: An estimated $149,876
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 Monday, August 12, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Nanomechanical Testing System.
Nanomechanical testing system (FemtoTools Model FT-NMT04-XYZ with FT-SEM-ROT/TILT stage). This research equipment is required to enable the University's research. The system must meet several technical requirements. It should be noted that all systems meet a very broad technical requirement of the research (i.e., that they perform nanomechanical testing).
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)) One of the technical requirements of the research enabled by the nanomechanical tester is that the equipment possess "rotation and tilt" capabilities. This equipment has met all required specifications for the research.

For additional information, 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

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