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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #1JXS1526
Invitation for Bid: Furnish & Install Spark Plasma Sintering System
Award Info Published Monday March 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: Autrans Corporation, Farmington Hills, MI
Amount: An estimated $255,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Cathy Link.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday January 15, 2015:

Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign located at the Materials Research Laboratory 104 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 is requesting bids to furnish, deliver and install a new spark plasma sintering (SPS)/Field Assisted Sintering Technique(FAST)System. Please note the optional conference call scheduled for December 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. (local time), to discuss State Registration Requirements. Please see section A.5 for additional information.

For additional information, contact:
Jacob Shaw
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 300-7035
FAX: (217) 239-6880
State Purchasing Officer - Cathy Link
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. 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. There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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.

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  • IFB1JXS1526SparkPlasmaSinteringSystem.pdf (684 KB)
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