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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #BK001398

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chiller and Domestic Water Heater Replacement

Award Info
Published Monday January 22, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  T A Brinkoeetter & Sons, Decatur, IL
Amount:  $298,800
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Commercial Electric, Mattoon, IL
Amount:  $41,593
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 8
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday November 21, 2006
Project Description
This chiller and domestic water heater are located at Klehm Hall.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 19, 2006:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Heating - Coordinating
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 20, 2006:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
There will be a pre-bid conference at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 7, 2006 in the Martinsville Room of the University Student Union.
Scope of Work - Demolition:
  • Disconnect and remove existing absorption chiller in basement mechanical room.
  • Disconnect and remove existing steam, condensate and chiller water piping associated with the chiller to the extent needed.
  • Disconnect and remove existing cooling tower and associated piping on the roof and legally dispose of all.
  • Remove existing condenser water pumps and associated piping in mechanical room.
  • Disconnect and remove all power and control wiring and devices associated with demolished equipment.
Scope of Work - New Work:
  • Provide new 200 ton air cooled chiller on concrete pad wirth remote evaporator bundle located in the mechanical room.
  • Provide new refrigerant piping between pad mounted unit and the evaporator bundle.
  • Provide new chilled water piping to connect the new evaporator to the existing chilled water loop.
  • Connect new chiller to existing Andover Control system.
  • Provide new transformer, switchgear, breakers, and feeders for the new chiller.
Alternate Bid H-1 - Scope of Work:
  • Demolition - Disconnect and remove two existing domestic hot water storage tanks, associated heat exchanger, steam, and condensate piping and domestic water piping to the extent necessary.
  • New Work - Provide new domestic water heater, mixing valves and accessories and connect to existing domestic water piping.
Scope of Work - Additional Demolition:
  • This work will be performed by a separate contractor and will NOT be included in this proposal.
  • Remove all asbestos containing pipe insulation, pipe fittings & tank insulation as needed to facilitate removal of equipment and modification of piping.
Drawings and specifications on file for reference at the following locations:
  • F.W.Dodge, 421 South Grand Avenue West, Springfield, IL 62704
  • Greater Peoria Contractors, 1811 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
  • Southern Illinois Builders Association, 504 West Jackson, Marion, IL 62959
  • Southern Illinois Builders Association, 1468 Green Mount Road, O'Fallon, IL 62269
Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained by sending a $50.00 cashier's check, made payable to KM2 Design Group, to:
KM2 Design Group, P.C.
3171 Greenhead Drive
Springfield, IL 62711
Phone: (217) 793-2299
FAX: (217) 793-3311
For additional information, contact:
Katie Rice
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 581-6018
FAX: (217) 581-6015
Purchasing Website
All responses must include:
  • Submit 3 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
  • Sealed envelopes containing the bids have the bid number and project title on the envelope.
  • Bid security (see complete bid for details).
  • A letter from a surety company in substantially the form set forth in the Instructions to Bidders assuring the issuance of the performance and payment bonds.

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