University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
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:
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
401 S. Spring Street
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.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
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.
November 28, 2014
The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire
qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.