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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Other #1JWS1710
Announcement of a Other Purchase
Award Info Published Monday August 7, 2017
Awarded to:
Vendor: MKS Instruments, Inc. dba Newport Corporation, Irvine, CA
Amount: An estimated $427,500
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University of Illinois utilized the procurement method outlined in Section 4.2036(k) of the procurement rules, which allows for competitive procurement by direct negotiation in the case of grant funded research. Time was of the essence in regards to meeting the grant requirements. A Request for Quote (RFQ) was sent to three vendors who provide a femtosecond amplifier system. The quote from the lowest priced vendor meeting the specifications in the RFQ was chosen.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, August 7, 2017
The University awarded a contract for a femtosecond amplifier system.
This notice is published in accordance with 30 ILCS 500/25-15(b) or 44 ILL. Admin. Code 4.1525.

For additional information, contact:
Jay Simpson
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 6182
Phone: (217) 265-0434
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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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