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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emergency Award #1JEZ2217

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Emergency Extension
Published Friday May 6, 2022
Vendor: Air Products and Chemicals Inc
Extension Amount: $6,000
Extended to: 5/28/2022 through 8/27/2022
Contract does not allow for return of unused helium. As the university does not currently have the means to store helium, additional trailer rental time is required to allow the university to use the remaining helium in the trailer. The hearing will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:15 AM Central Time. Use the following link to join the meeting: Meeting number (access code): 2469 459 4900 Meeting password: yWM6bPMVJ67 To join from a mobile device (attendees only) +1-312-535-8110,,24694594900## United States Toll (Chicago) +1-415-655-0002,,24694594900## US Toll

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

Award Info Awarded Wednesday March 2, 2022

Air Products and Chemicals IncAllentown, PA

  • Amount: An estimated $372,155
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 2/28/2022 through 5/27/2022
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

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

First published Wednesday, March 2, 2022
The University awarded a contract for Gaseous Helium.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgment mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
The University uses helium for multiple ongoing research programs and cannot have the supply interrupted. Due to a shortage of helium, Air Products is the only vendor that can supply the University at this time.

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

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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Emergency Purchase Statement
  • 1JEZ2217EmergencyStatementFormv2.pdf (521 KB)
Extension Justification
  • 1JEZ2217EmergencyPurchasePart2.pdf (520 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • UIUC-1JEZ2217CPOSIGNEDEmergencyPurchaseExtensionForm.pdf (701 KB)