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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1AHB14R0303444
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday November 25, 2013
Awarded to:
Vendor: Elementar Americas Inc, Mount Laurel, NJ
Amount: An estimated $236,869
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The hearing has been cancelled
Published Tuesday November 5, 2013
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, October 18, 2013
The University awarded a contract for Enriched Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer to Elementar Americas Inc, Mount Laurel, NJ, for an estimated $236,869.
ISOprime 100 isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS)system with automatic gain switching and dual reference gas injector, vario Micro Cube CHNS analyzer with diluter kit for sequential carbon and nitrogen analysis, Trace gas module for gas pre-concentration and purification with Gilson 271 autosampler.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the postdoctoral work of Dr. Yang, created at another University, developed a new high precision approach for analyzing 15N2 gas using the IsoPrime 100 and trace gas module. This method development included modifying the trace gas hardware and software scripts controlling the module and IRMS. She will replicate these modifications and system in her new lab at UIUC. This will allow her to yield the same necessary results for her continued research on stable isotopes.

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Baldwin
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-5517
FAX: (217) 239-6889
State Purchasing Officer - Shirley Webb

We will hold a public hearing at the date, time and location specified below, if we receive a request to testify regarding the sole source determination. We will also hold a hearing if any vendor submits a signed statement showing the capability to provide the stated supplies/services at or below the amount indicated.

The public hearing allows any interested party the opportunity to testify for or against the sole source determination as described in this notice. The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from the public in a reasonable manner. Formal rules of evidence will not apply. The hearing officer will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. After conclusion of the hearing we will decide whether the sole source determination was appropriate.

We must receive any request to testify and any vendor statement no later than the registration date and time indicated below. If we do not receive a timely request or statement, we will not hold the hearing. We reserve the right to cancel the procurement prior to any scheduled hearing. Please confirm the status of the hearing with the Hearing Contact.

November 7, 2013
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Date, time, and location are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
October 25, 2013
Register with:
Keely Burton
Phone:(217) 558-5143
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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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Sole Source Justification
  • 1AHB14R0303444.pdf (886 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
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