Reference Number: 22018126
Request ID:
Date First Offered10/30/2009
Title:Ion Chambers

Agency Reference Number:35-00046
Agency:EMA - Emergency Management Services
Purchasing Agency:EMA - Emergency Management Services
Purchasing Agency SPO:N/A

Status: Closed


Description and Specifications:
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is requesting approval to establish a contract from a sole source provider to purchase 28 pressurized ion chambers from GE Reuter Stokes. These detectors are part of an upgrade project for the Gamma Detection Network.

This initiative is to develop three direct replacement prototypes that consist of both gamma-monitoring and meteorological packages. The package plan should allow for operation of these units independent of fixed electrical and land based telecommunications. Implementation of spread spectrum radios at existing GDN sites is preliminary to installing a selected prototype design in the field.

Key Information

Notice Type:Sole Source
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Notice Expiration Date:11/13/2009
Sole Source Only Justification:In FY07, testing was performed on several different types of detectors. It was determined that pressurized ion chambers provide stable, accurate data for a large detection range. The GE Reuter Stokes detectors were found to be technically superior to all other detectors either tested or researched. IEMA provided specifications for new detectors to CMS in order to request bids. GE Reuter Stokes was able to meet all the specifications at the lowest price. Now that detectors for two out of the seven sites have been purchased with this type of detector, additional sites need to be upgraded with the same type of equipment to provide consistency in the GDN.
Accordance with Admin Rule:Compatibility of equipment, accessory, parts, or service is paramount consideration

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?:

Relevant Category:Equipment

Total Amount of Award:$226,660.00 (Total Dollar Value Only/Includes Any Renewal Options)
Estimated/Actual Value Description:
Length of Initial Term:7
Contract Begin Date:11/15/2009
Contract End Date:06/30/2010
Renewal Terms:NA


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Listing of All Bidders/Offerors Considered But Not Selected:
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Vendor(s) Selected for Award
Vendor NameAmount of Award BEP Goal % DBE Goal %
GE Energy DBA Reuter Stokes$226,660.00

Notice Contact
Name: Aundra Williams
Street Address:1035 Outer Park Drive
Zip Code:62704
Phone: 217-524-5135
Fax Number:217-785-9962

Class Code

Class Codes:3620 Miscellaneous; Commodities & Equipment


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