University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract for Accelrys software suite in the amount of $75,600 on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 . The Accelrys system of software is the only suite of software packages that address both life sciences and materials science applications through a unified interface with a similar level of vigor. This transaction is a three-year renewal for the existing system. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgement mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
(Submitted by designee Thomas Delanty, State Purchasing Officer.)