University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invitation for Bid: Furnish and Deliver an ICP Wind Tunnel
Vendor: Tekna Plasma Systems Inc., Sherbrooke, CANumber of unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Amount: An estimated $3,838,000
Terms: One-time transaction
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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday August 12, 2020:
At the following address:
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820-0000
The Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Illinois is seeking the procurement of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) wind tunnel for testing of thermal protection systems materials under extreme conditions that simulate reactive hypersonic environments. A vendor is sought for the design construction and commissioning of the full wind tunnel systems, including plasma source, test chamber, probe and materials displacement system, instrumentation, and control system. The wind tunnel must be capable of producing a dynamically stable (i.e., free of fluctuations) high enthalpy plasma jet of multiple gas mixtures and operate continuously for extended periods of time.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
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.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.
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.