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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1JEZ2104

Invitation for Bid: Furnish and Deliver Gaseous Helium

Change Order
Published Tuesday July 26, 2022
Vendor: Praxair Distribution, Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0
Vendor name has changed from Praxair Distribution, Inc. to Linde Gas & Equipment Inc.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Renewal Info
Published Friday March 11, 2022
Renewal entered into with:
Vendor: Praxair Distribution, Inc.
Amount: An estimated $632,342.49
Renewal: 1st of 5, 7/1/2022 through 6/30/2023
Pricing Changes: 
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: $2,529,370
The University has taken into account 30 ILCS 575/8i of the BEP Act in conducting this renewal.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Published Monday June 21, 2021

Praxair Distribution, Inc.Danbury, CT

  • Amount: An estimated $632,342.49
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 7/1/2021 through 6/30/2022
  • Renewals: 5 one-year
  • Potential Future Renewals: $3,161,712.45

Unsuccessful respondents (2)



3 total

1 successful respondent

2 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Joan E. Zocher, (217) 300-0546

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Bridget McHatton

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

This notice has been modified
Published Thursday May 13, 2021
Amendment #1 is to answer bid specification questions.
First published Friday, April 30, 2021
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 18, 2021:
At the following address:
Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
The University seeks a vendor to furnish and deliver approximately 1,000,000 cubic feet of gaseous helium for a one (1) year term from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The helium gas will be used by various campus units for use in cryogenics research

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Joan E. Zocher
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 300-0546
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Bridget McHatton
There is no BEP goal for this procurement.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable.
Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents.
The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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Specification Documents
  • 1JEZ2104Amendment1.pdf (2 MB)
  • 1JEZ2104IFBFurnishandDeliverGaseousHeliumBidFinal.pdf (371 KB)
Bid Tabulation
  • 1jez2104bidtab1.pdf (58 KB)