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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sole Source #636913

Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase

Award Info
Published Wednesday May 8, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Scantech
Amount:  An estimated $199,988
Terms:   One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday April 22, 2002
The University awarded a contract for preservation of historical aerial photogaphy to Scantech for an estimated $199,988.
Vendor must have high-end drum scanners that can capture all of the image detail from photographic paper prints while maintaining the geometric integrity of the original prints. They must provide proof of the ability to precisely focus a cross-hair and circle target image approximately 1/500 inch thickness without any unsharp masking or other image processing techniques. In addition, the scanning system must be able to separate individual tonal steps on a standard 20-step grayscale, and the original histogram produced must possess a median value of at least 132.

The operating personnel must be highly trained and have experience in scanning such prints as well as handling this fragile and irreplaceable source material. Due to the irreplaceable nature of the material, the library in which they are housed has stipulated that the prints must not leave Champaign-Urbana, vendor providing the service must provide bonded transportation services and insurance for a minimum of $250,000 while prints are in his possession.

At the sole option of the University, the University desires an option to renew this agreement for 9 additional one-year periods based on a continuing need, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
For additional information, contact:
Tom Nation
Phone: (217) 333-3584
FAX: (217) 239-6869

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