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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Exemption #JMG966

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Monday April 11, 2022

Opal-RT Technologies Inc.,Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Amount: An estimated $337,361.60
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Monday, April 11, 2022
The University awarded a contract for simulator hardware.
Real-time simulator hardware for research -The equipment is a critical part of the ongoing ONR Power Electronics Controls research. The new equipment is a Real Time Simulator that can simulated 1:1 with time and hence it allows hardware handshaking for Controller Hardware In the Loop and Power Hardware in the Loop Simulations. It will help with other research with DOE on Cybersecurity and Reliability of Power Electronics. In addition, the equipment can also help the ongoing research in Power of other departmental faculty members projects related to Microgrid, Smart Grid etc.
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 allow the PI to expand more on different research opportunities and can work on more collaborations with other universities/companies/laboratories. This also will then lead to more funding being brought to the university to support all the research efforts of the PI.

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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  • JMG966Opal-RTExemption.pdf (2 MB)