Reference Number: 22033653
Request ID:
Date First Offered05/13/2014
Title:Purchase of Explosive Identification Devices

Agency Reference Number:14 PO 01 6005
Agency:SOS - Secretary of State
Purchasing Agency:SOS - Secretary of State
Purchasing Agency SPO:Darrell Marcy

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
This purchase if for the FirstDefender RMX S5 and TrueDefender FTX S5 handheld instruments which provide precise identification of explosives, unknown chemicals, toxic industrial chemicals, precursors, and more.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
Notice Stage:
Notice of Hearing

Notice Expiration Date:05/30/2014
Sole Source Only Justification:Thermo Fisher Scientific is the sole manufacturer of the FirstDefender RMX and TrueDefender FTX in its sole manufacturing location in Tewksbury, Massachusettes. These devices utilize the proprietary DecisionEngine 2.0 MX analysis software which is also solely produced by Thermo Fisher Scientific. No other device of this kind on the market can make use of this software as it would be a violation of patents held by Thermo Fisher Scientific. TFS is also the only company qualified to provide 24/7 support, provide product warranty support, provide user specific training, and conduct any kind of service on any od the devices manufactured by TFS.
Accordance with Admin Rule:< Item is patented or copyrighted and only available from holder of patent/copyright

Professional & Artistic:No
Small Business Set-Aside:No

Does this solicitation contain a BEP or DBE requirement?:No

Does this solicitation contain a Veteran requirement?:No

Relevant Category:Equipment

Total Amount of Award:$131,800.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:The SOS Police, Hazardous Devices Unit, is the only explosives migration element employed by the state of Illinois. Additionally, they are a member of the IL Statewide Weapons of Mass Destruction Team and is responsible to rendering safe, improvised explosive devices and potential Weapons of Mass Destruction. The FirstDefender RMX and TrueDefender FTX will ensure the safest positive identification in the field, and help prevent injury and/or death to citizens of the State and members of the SOS Hazardous Devices Unit.
Length of Initial Term:2.5
Contract Begin Date:06/01/2014
Contract End Date:08/15/2014
Renewal Terms:NA


Number of Responding Bidders:1
Number of Unsuccessful Bidders:0
Total Number Awarded:1

Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
Source Selection:N/A

Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
Thermo Scientific Analytical Instruments Inc.$131,800.000%0%

Notice Contact
Name: Nicholas K. Whitlow
Street Address:SOS Budget & Fiscal Management
116 Howlett Bldg.
Zip Code:62756
Phone: (217) 782-0828
Fax Number:(217) 524-0785

Class Code

Class Codes:5311 Police Equipment


NIGP Commodity/Service Code:


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