University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded a contract for used Motorola laptops in the amount of $32,400 on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 . The Police Training Institute purchased used ML900 laptops from Motorola. The units were available for a discount of $38,376.00 if purchased immediately. 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 Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)