University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Bio-Tek Instruments Incorporated, Winooski, VT
Amount: An estimated $347,000
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Cytation 5 Cell Imaging Multi-mode Reader to Bio-Tek Instruments Incorporated, Winooski, VT, for an estimated $347,000.
The university is procuring the Cytation 5 from BioTek because this instrument is specifically named in the Notice of Award from the federal funding agency that awarded the grant to the university for its purchase.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the Federal or State grant requires a contract with the vendor.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury
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.
December 11, 2019
401 S. Spring Street
Potential participants are requested to call ahead to verify
location and get directions.
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.
December 6, 2019
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.