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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1DGS11R0246239
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Monday June 27, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR
Amount: An estimated $75,593.28
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2012, 12 months
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, May 16, 2011
The University awarded a contract for Service-Scanning &Transmission Electron Microscope to FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR, for an estimated $75,593.28.
Service contracts for a XL30 ESEM-FEG scanning electron microscope and a CM200 transmission electron microscope.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Daniel Szajna
Phone: (217) 244-2292
FAX: (217) 239-6865

A public hearing will be held at which interested parties may 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 panel will produce minutes of the hearing and may record it in order to aid in the production of the minutes. Interested parties wishing to comment for or against the determination may do so in writing or in person. If you wish to testify, prior registration is requested to ensure adequate time is allowed for all parties.

June 1, 2011
10:30 AM
212 Tech Plaza
616 E. Green St.
Champaign, IL
Daniel Szajna
Phone:(217) 244-2292
Fax:(217) 239-6865
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
May 30, 2011
Register with:
Daniel Szajna
Phone:(217) 244-2292
Fax:(217) 239-6865

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of or in addition to oral testimony. All such comments shall be considered public record and open to review by the public. Written comments must be received no later than May 30, 2011.

Any party who wishes to testify must register in advance to guarantee an opportunity to testify. Individuals who have not registered in advance may be heard, time permitting, at the discretion of the Hearing Officer. An individual will be heard only once on a particular item.

Proceedings from the meeting will be available for download following the hearing date.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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
  • 1DGS11R0246239SoleSourceJustificationFormFEICompanyPartI.pdf (199 KB)
Public Hearing Documents
  • 1DGS11R0246239SoleSourceJustificationFormPartII.pdf (194 KB)
  • HearingOfficerRecommendatin-1DGS11R0246239.pdf (4 MB)