Vendor: Coherent Incorporated, Santa Clara, CA
Amount: An estimated $235,965
An estimated start date of 6/20/2017 through 6/19/2022
The University of Illinois has chosen to utilize 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. RFP 1SNC1710 was originally posted, but we received no responsible responses. In an effort to save time, two vendors were evaluated based on their responses to the same set of specifications. Time was of the essence in regards to meeting the grant requirements. Once the points were tallied, Coherent received the highest score. Both vendors were given opportunities to submit their best and final offers.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.