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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1JLH23162396369

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday November 15, 2022

TA Instruments - Waters L.L.CNew Castle, DE

  • Amount: An estimated $275,859.52
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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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.

The hearing has been cancelled
Published Monday November 7, 2022
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, October 25, 2022
The University awarded a contract for DSC 250 Auto and RSA-G2 dynamic mechanical analyzr to TA Instruments - Waters L.L.C, New Castle, DE, for an estimated $275,859.52.
The University has a need to procure Both the Discovery DSC 250 Auto and RSA-G2 dynamic mechanical analyzer which are needed to provide a better understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of new soft materials being developed by research groups in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Differential Scanning Calorimeter(DSC) with photocalorimeter accessory (PCA) is needed to study the physical properties of materials and how they change with temperature, time, and photo-curing. The Rheology Solid Analyzer (RSA) uses rheology to study the mechanical properties of a materials with a wide variety of measurements. The vendor selected meets all requirements listed in the attachments. The DSC and RSA together using the same software platform will aid in developing new materials for a wide variety of University applications.
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jenny Henderson
1817 S. Neil Street
Illini Plaza, Suite 212, M/C 620
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-9903
FAX: (217) 239-6877
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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.

Hearing Details

November 9, 2022
9:00 AM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated.
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:
November 4, 2022
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone: (217) 993-2327

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
  • 1JLH23162396369TAInstruments.pdf (876 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1JLH23162396369Pt2pdf.pdf (85 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • TAInstrumentsPatentNumbers.pdf (43 KB)