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.
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