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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #1DFL131605IBM

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Wednesday September 19, 2007
Awarded to:
Vendor:  International Business Machines (IBM), Chicago, IL
Amount:  An estimated $194,362,580
Begin Date: October 1, 2007     End Date: September 30, 2011
Number of Months of Contract: 48
Renewal Options: None
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday September 4, 2007
The University awarded a contract for an IBM Blue Waters Petascale computer system to International Business Machines (IBM), Chicago, IL for an estimated $194,362,580.
The IBM Blue Waters Petascale computer system includes hardware and software.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the National Science Foundation made a $208 million award to the University for the specified IBM proprietary system which is under development.
For additional information, contact:
Debbie Lust
Phone: (217) 333-1225
Purchasing Website

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