University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Vendor: Allpax Products LLC, Covington, LA
Amount: An amount not to exceed $293,378
Terms: One-time transaction
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 since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
First published Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The University awarded a contract for Allpax gentle motion agitation retort to Allpax Products LLC, Covington, LA, for an amount not to exceed $293,378.
This retort is needed to commercially sterilize various food products in the Food Science & Human Nutrition (FSHN) Pilot Plant for several different products. It will be used in a small-scale production environment which mimics an industrial process that utilizes gentle motion agitation. We plan to be able to run small-scale trials where data can be translated to these industrial production lines. Additionally, we plan on performing research trials on this form of agitation as a comparison against rotary style agitation. Our facility already has access to a rotary style retort, so a gentle motion retort is required for comparison purposes.
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. Items are also patented and only available from the holder. 070117-00219-P1
For additional information, contact:
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder
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.
December 3, 2014
401 S. Spring Street
If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
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.
November 28, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.