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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1EJB18R0357696
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Renewal Info
Published Friday March 16, 2018
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: FEI Company
Amount: An estimated $1,107,251
Renewal: 1-9 of 9, 2/1/2019 through 1/31/2028
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Sole Source Status: 
Procurement remains a sole source
Potential Future Renewals: None
Comments: Exercising all 9 one-year renewal options to reflect University's commitment to the 10-year lease as described in the SSJF.
Nine annual payments of $123,000 each, plus one-time documentation fee of $250, plus $1 buyout option at the end of the lease, for a total of $1,107,251.
Ten-year lease period to end January 31, 2028.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Monday February 26, 2018
Vendor: FEI Company
Change Order Amount: $0

Purpose of change order is to correct vendor and start date information.
Purchase order issued to Thermo Fisher Financial Services, Inc. (TFFS). TFFS is the financing division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. FEI Company is also a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. The lease agreement described in the SSJF is between the University and TFFS, while FEI Company is the manufacturer of the equipment that is the subject of the lease.
Due to construction required to properly prepare the space for the Ion Beam System, the installation was completed on February 1, 2018, triggering the beginning of the lease period. The start date of this Sole Source is adjusted accordingly: February 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Margaret van Dijk.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday August 31, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR
Amount: $123,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018, 120 months
9 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $1,107,001
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 Monday July 17, 2017
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Friday, June 30, 2017
The University awarded a contract for Dual-beam focused ion beam scanning electron micro to FEI Company, Hillsboro, OR, for $123,000.
Lease/acquisition of a dual-beam focused ion beam scanning electron microscope system: Dual-beam Focused Ion Beam / Scanning electron microscope system with triple in-column detection system and compatibility with existing Helios FIB system and Zyvex nanomanipulator.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the items are required for research and no other source is able to meet the researcher's documented needs.

For additional information, contact:
Erin Bullok
212 Illini Plaza
1817. S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9926
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Margaret van Dijk

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.

July 19, 2017
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957
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.

Registration Deadline:
July 10, 2017
Register with:
Jenessa Conner
Phone:(217) 299-3957

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
  • 1EBJ18R0357696.pdf (625 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1EJB18R0357696Pt2.pdf (43 KB)