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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1SNC1710
Request for Proposal: Femtosecond Laser
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday October 24, 2016
Due to a State of Illinois procurement technicality, the University received only one proposal from a responsible vendor. This project is very important to the University and its Beckman Institute, and the University believes it should be able to consider multiple, competitive proposals in order to reach the best outcome. Therefore, the solicitation is cancelled pursuant to sections 4.2005(g) and 4.2040 of the rules of the Chief Procurement Officer. We will initiate a new procurement using the direct negotiation method authorized by 4.2036(k) of the CPO?s rules to complete this purchase.
First published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday October 6, 2016:

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

The University is seeking a Vendor to provide a commercial ultrafast laser that will be used to perform multimodal multiphoton imaging, including coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), second harmonic generation (SHG), third harmonic generation (THG), two-photon excited fluorescence (2PF), three-photon excited fluorescence (3PF), fluorescence lifetime microscopy (FLIM), etc. Preferences in favor of environmentally preferable supplies, recycled supplies, resident bidders, and domestic products may apply. See sec. 2.2.3 of the RFP.)

For additional information, contact:
Sarah Chronister
212 Illini Plaza
1817 S. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-9921
FAX: (217) 239-6877
State Purchasing Officer - Stephen Rotello
Submit number of copies of the response as defined in the specifications. 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. Proposal documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is no BEP goal for this procurement. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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  • 1SNC1710FemtosecondLaser.pdf (289 KB)