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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Exemption #R013765

Announcement of an Exempt Purchase

Award Info Published Friday June 11, 2021

Thermal Technology LLCSanta Rosa, CA

  • Amount: An estimated $547,300
  • Terms: One-time transaction



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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Friday, June 11, 2021
The University awarded a contract for a spark plasma sintering system.
50-ton Thermal Technology Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) System, with pyrometer, and gas flow options, delivery, and install at the Quad Cities Manufacturing Lab, Moline, IL. This system will be utilized to make large armor tiles (4 diameter) of novel ceramic composites and layered structures for V50 and other types of ballistic testing at ARL.
This purchase is exempt from the usual selection processes of the Procurement Code because the procurement expenditure is for performing sponsored research and other sponsored activities under grants and contracts funded by the sponsor or by sources other than State appropriations. (30 ILCS 500 / 1-13(b)(8)) Equipment and vendor as specified in the Adv Ballistic Tech grant award.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927

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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