University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Exempt Purchase
Vendor: M Squared Laser, Inc., Cambridge, MA
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, October 15, 2019
The University awarded a contract for a Narrow Linewidth Ti:Sa Laser System.
Narrow Linewidth Ti:Sa Laser System. The procurement of this system will enable the University to to fulfill sponsored research activities, specifically for "Acquisition of Ultraviolet Laser Diagnostic System and Ignition Quality Tester for Ignition Characterization in Defense Relevant Fuels". The Photonics and lasers equipment can generate light at specific wavelengths. By measuring the intensity of that light we can identify chemical species present in our experimental apparatuses (like shock tubes).
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 procurement will enable the University to fulfill sponsored research activities, specifically for "Acquisition of Ultraviolet Laser Diagnostic System and Ignition Quality Tester for Ignition Characterization in Defense Relevant Fuels".
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