Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Vendor: Fuel Tech, Inc., Batavia, lL
Amount: An estimated $193,500
The University award contains the cost of installation ($82,500) and the first year requirement for treatment chemicals (not to exceed $110,000). In addition, the University requested pricing for the second and third year for chemicals to treat the coal. Based upon firm prices and the estimated increase in need for each of the two years, the cost for FY07 will not exceed $138,000 and not exceed $156,000 for FY08.
The bidder offering the lowest price did not include the secondary containment, adequate references, schedule for performance of the installation, cost for freight, and did not include maintainance as required by the bid.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.