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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1DGS12R0255066
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday August 29, 2011
The University is cancelling this sole source procurement and will be publishing a competitive bid for this purchase in the near future. The competitive bid will be published to the Procurement Bulletin under the title "Purchase of an Ultrafast laser with femtosecond pulses & tunability".
First published Thursday, August 11, 2011
The University intends to award a contract for Ultrafast laser w/femtosecond pulses & tunability to Coherent Incorporated, Wilsonville, OR, for $105,000.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the laser is the only one that meets the following research requirements:
• Upper laser wavelength of 1060 nm with power at least 200 mW at this wavelength.
• Lower laser wavelength of 680 nm with power at least 600 mW at this wavelength.
• At peak, the power should be at least 3.0 Watts.

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.

August 30, 2011
2:00 PM
349C Stratton Office Bldg
401 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407
Additional Information: Optional hearing location: James R. Thompson Center, Room 9-035, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. If you wish to testify in person, a university location may be made available upon request. Please contact the Hearing Contact listed above.
Date, time, and location are subject to change. It is the responsibility of potential participants to confirm these details prior to attendance.

Registration Deadline:
August 28, 2011
Register with:
Melena Pauley
Phone:(217) 558-2231
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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 August 28, 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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  • 1DGS12R0255066.pdf (170 KB)