University of Wisconsin - Madison REQUEST FOR BID

University of Wisconsin - Madison REQUEST FOR BID
University of Wisconsin - Madison
REQUEST FOR BID
THIS IS NOT AN ORDER
AGENT: Jeff Whitman
Questions regarding this bid – see Section 3.1
For Submittal of Bid Instructions – see Section #1.
Bid prices and terms shall be firm for sixty (60) days from
the date of bid opening, unless otherwise specified in this
Request for Bid by the UW-Madison Purchasing Services.
OFFICIAL SEALED
BID NUMBER: 14-0031
Unless otherwise noted, public openings will be on the
date and time specified. Award(s), if any, will be made as
soon thereafter as possible.
ISSUE DATE: 01/13/14
DUE DATE:
01/16/14
2:00 PM CST
The bid abstract will be on file and is open to public
inspection only after award determination has been made.
If NO BID (check here)
and return.
14-0031 / AMENDMENT #2 / AUTOMATED CONTINUOUS REACTOR SETUP FOR LAB TESTING OF CATALYSTS
Amendment #2 issued to: answer bidder questions.
If this amendment is not returned, it shall be assumed your original bid meets all conditions of the amendment.
All other terms and conditions remain the same. If needed, please revise and submit your bid accordingly.
In signing this bid, we have read and fully understand and agree to all terms, conditions and specifications and acknowledge that the UW-Madison Purchasing Services
bid document on file shall be the controlling document for any resulting contract. We certify that we have not, either directly or indirectly, entered into any contract or
participated in any collusion or otherwise taken any action in restraint of free competition; that no attempt has been made to induce any other person or firm to submit or
not to submit a bid; that this bid has been independently arrived at without collusion with any other bidder, competitor or potential competitor; that this bid has not been
knowingly disclosed prior to the opening of bids to any other bidder or competitor; that the stated statement is accurate under penalty of perjury. I certify that the
information I have provided in this bid is true and I understand that any false, misleading or missing information may disqualify the bid.
By submitting a bid, the bidder certifies that no relationship exists between the bidder and the University that interferes with fair competition or is a Conflict of Interest,
and no relationship exists between such bidder and another person or firm that constitutes a Conflict of Interest. Further, bidder certifies that no employee of the
University whose duties relate to this request for bid assisted the bidder in preparing the bid in any way other than in his or her official capacity and scope of
employment.
The Bidder certifies by submission of the bid that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily
excluded from participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency.
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
MADISON, WISCONSIN 53715-1218
AMENDMENT #2
BID NO.: 14-0031
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
BIDDER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR 14-0031
Q1. The RFB document states that these units are “MG Scale”. We are operating on the assumption that his means
milligram scale with regards to the catalyst mass. Is this correct?
A1. CORRECT
Q2. The reactor material should be Inconel in order to meet your temperature specification, but the rest of the
construction can be stainless steel. If there are any catalytic issues with Inconel and your catalyst we will need to
know.
A2. SHOULD BE FINE
Q3. Regarding the gases we will need to know the approximate flow rate and what type of gases are being used in
order to properly specify the size and type of mass flow controllers that will be installed. If the reactors are designed
for a milligram of catalyst in order to achieve a reasonable weight hourly space velocity (depending upon the type of
gases, of course) these MFCs would control flow at less than a liter a minute. Is this a fair assumption?
A3. ABSOLUTELY: FLOW RATES SHOULD BE BELOW 100 mL/min
GASSES: O2, inert (N2/He) and HYDROCARBONS (like PROPANE, BUTANE/BUTENE, METHANE)
Q4. If the gases and liquids are flammable there will likely be safety concerns – i.e. leak detection, automated shut
offs, LEL sensors, explosion-proof wiring, etc. Are the precursor fluids or products of the reaction flammable, and if so
do you have safety systems already in place or should we address this as part of our bid?
A4. GASES: SEE POINT 3; so yes: some of them are flammable
LIQUIDS: e.g. ETHANOL: so also flammable IT WOULD BE GREAT IF A SAFETY SYSTEM COULD BE ADDED AS AN OPTION
Q5. For the reactor that requires the potential use of the HPLC pump, is the HPLC provided or should it be included in
our quote?
A5. SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE QUOTE
Q6. Unless otherwise specified we will operate on the assumption that both of the reactors will be contained within
the same skid rather than building two separate skids. Is this a fair assumption?
A6. AS LONG AS WE CAN INDEPENDENTLY OPERATE BOTH REACTORS IT'S FINE FOR US
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