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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Western Illinois University
Bid #R088477
Invitation for Bid: Scanning Electron Microscope
Award Info Published Monday March 19, 2018
Awarded to:
Vendor: TESCAN USA, Inc, Warrendale, PA
Amount: An estimated $257,532
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday February 26, 2018
The bid opening date has been changed to March 9, 2018 and Addendum 1 has been issued.
First published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday March 9, 2018:

227 Sherman Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Western Illinois University is seeking bids for a high-definition scanning electron microscope.

For additional information, contact:
Lora Lidaywa
Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 227
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1819
FAX: (309) 298-1927
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details. The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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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Specification Documents
  • R088477-ScanningElectronMicroscope.docx (111 KB)
  • R088477Addendum1.pdf (115 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • R088477bidtab.pdf (67 KB)