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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SoleSource #1TLC15R0321186
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Tuesday December 2, 2014
Upon further information discovered, this will be put out for competitive solicitation.
First published Friday, November 14, 2014
The University intends to award a contract for Liquid Helium Plants to Cryomech Incorporated, Syracuse, NY, for an estimated $170,750.
Two systems: LHeP22 Liquid Helium Plant Inc. installation and shipping/handling fees.
The University has determined that this purchase is only economically available from this source because the vendor Quantum Design (QD) manufactures a liquefier similar to Cryomech. However, in the direct recovery mode (explained in more detail on SSJF form) the QD liquefier only liquefies 18l/day. This means that to meet our target liquefaction rate of 44l/day we will need to buy three QD liquefiers instead of two Cyromech liqufiers. Since the cost of the two liquefiers is approximately the same, this will increase the cost of this purchase by a factor of 1.5.

For additional information, contact:
Teri Merrell
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-3732
FAX: (217) 239-6881
State Purchasing Officer - Aaron M. Finder

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.

December 3, 2014
2:00 PM
Stratton Building
Room 511
401 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL

If you cannot attend the meeting in-person at the primary location, you may attend via audio or video conference, as available, at one of the optional locations.

Alternate Location(s):
James R. Thompson Center
Room 9-035
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL

Hearing Contact:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407
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:
November 28, 2014
Register with:
Aaron M. Finder
Phone:(217) 558-3050
Fax:(217) 558-5407

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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  • 1TLC15R0321186Part1.pdf (120 KB)