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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1MDG20R0402398

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info Published Tuesday August 18, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Kurt J Lesker, Jefferson Hills, PA
Amount: An estimated $381,000
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
Published Monday June 15, 2020
The hearing has been cancelled since no vendors registered to attend or submitted comments regarding this notice.
The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now Ben Bagby.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Catherine Bradbury.
First published Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The University awarded a contract for E-Beam High Vacuum Evap and Metals Sputtering to Kurt J Lesker, Jefferson Hills, PA, for an estimated $381,000.
Electron-Beam High Vacuum Evaporation and Metals Sputtering IFG The University has a need for an E-Beam high vacuum evaporation and metals sputtering platform. This is needed because it will allow for multiple user support in depositing very pure metals in a very controlled fashion with ease and efficiency in our particular many-user environment. The end result of this will be a multi-user tool that allows for multiple recipes as well as monitoring of use, billing and machine maintenance while depositing very pure metals in a very controlled fashion. The university, on information and belief, has concluded that only one vendor can meet its need or can meet the need economically. That vendor is Kurt J. Lesker. The university has provided detailed justification to support its conclusion as shown on the attached Sole Source Justification Form. Although the university has presented this as a sole source procurement, we are seeking competitive information from firms with the capability of meeting the university's need (even if performed in a manner different from what has been presented) to contact us and provide sufficient information to show the need can be met. If we receive that information, the Chief Procurement Officer will offer a public hearing to consider the matter. Hearing information is described below.
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. .

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Michelle Griffen
Phone: (217) 244-8770
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Catherine Bradbury

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.

Hearing Details

Date:
June 17, 2020
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
, IL

Hearing Contact:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327
Additional Information: All sole source hearings under the jurisdiction of the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education will be conducted by tele-conference only until the in-person option is reinstated
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.

Registration Deadline:
June 12, 2020
Register with:
Catherine Bradbury
Phone:(217) 993-2327

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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Sole Source Justification
  • 1MDG20R0402398Lesker.pdf (856 KB)
Sole Source Justification Part 2
  • 1MDG20R0402398Pt2.pdf (30 KB)