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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #BK010126
Invitation for Construction Bid: Central Receiving Fire Protection
Award InfoPublished Thursday January 20, 2011
Awarded to:
Contractor: F J Murphy & Son, Inc., Springfield, IL
Amount: $61,280
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The following are the unsuccessful responsive bidders: Prairie Fire Sprinkler, Inc, Decatur, IL - $63,675; Automatic Fire Sprinkler, LLC, Normal, IL - $67,230; Superior Fire Protection Systems, Inc, Forsyth, IL - $72,598
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Project Description
The scope of work for this project is to provide a complete wet type fire protection system in the Central Receiving building and a new fire water service from the city water main into the building.
Fire Protection
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 21, 2010:
Procurement, Disbursements & Contract Services
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
A pre-bid conference will be scheduled at the Central Receiving Building at 10:00 A.M. on December 7, 2010.
Drawings and Specifications on file for reference at the following locations:
  • F W Dodge, 1621 South Fifth Street, Springfield, IL 62703
  • 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, P O Box 1390, O'Fallon, IL 62269
Drawings and Specifications/Bid Manual for this project may be obtained by sending a $50 deposit to:
TRC Worldwide Engineering Inc
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
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.

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

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