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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #FR013117

Invitation for Construction Bid: installation of sprinkler system

Award Info
Published Tuesday April 9, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Automatic Fire Sprinkler Co., Bloomington, IL,
Amount:  $446,300
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday November 29, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday December 19, 2001:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

The Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the the installation of sprinkler system to Greek Courts 1-6 and East Hall project (Bid # FR013117).

The successful vendor will provide a wet pipe sprinkler system in seven residential fraternities and sororities totaling approximately 14,000 square feet on EIU campus. The work involves installation of a wet pipe sprinkler system, connection to existing fire alarm system, installation of one new 4" water service and two fire hydrants, construction of drywall soffits to enclose pipe, replacement of ceilings and relocation of electrical lights and HVAC diffusers.

Eastern Illinois University is accepting bids for the above project. Sealed bids for the General Contract will be received until December 19, 2001, 2:00 pm prevailing time.Sealed bids for the Sprinkler Contract will be received until December 20, 2001, 2:00 pm prevailing time. All bids shall be sent to the Office of the Director of Purchases, Administration Room 113-W, at which time they will be opened and read publicly.

Drawing and specification on file for reference at the following locations:

Greater Peoria Contractors
1811 West Altorfer Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615
Phone: 309-692-5710
Fax: 309-692-5790
Illowa Builders Exchange
520 24th Street
Rock Island, IL 61204
Phone: 309-788-7406
Fax: 309-794-0568
F.W. Dodge Corporation
Quantum Centre
421 S. Grand Ave. West,
Suite 1B East
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 913-261-6252
Fax: 913-384-5057
Construction Market Data
655 Craig Road, Suite 225
Creve Couer, MO 63141
Phone: 314-432-4660
Fax: 314-432-6897
Drawings and Specifications for this project may be obtained from:
CBT Companies, Inc
Attn: Jim Rinehart
803 Fayette
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-676-6633
Fax: 309-676-0502
Fax and mail deposit to CBT Companies, Inc.

Refundable Bidding Documents Deposit: ($100) Certified check, company check, or CIB/AGC card made payable to Henneman, Raufeisen & Associates, Inc. will be accepted. Such deposits will ONLY be refunded when the documents are returned in good condition within 10 business days after the last applicable bid opening. Awarded contractors must contact the architect/engineer for return of deposit within 10 business days after award. Good condition is defined as follows: Project manual: Bound in order, having all addenda issued, no personal markings such as pen, pencils, post-it flags, etc. Project drawings: Stapled with binding strip, no excessive tears, no personal markings such as pen, pencils, post-it flags, etc.

Returning Bidding Documents: Return the bidding documents to CBT Companies, Inc. in order to have deposit returned.

All bids from contractors must be on the Bid Proposal Form: included in the Project Manual. Bidders must submit their bids in accordance with the bidding instructions in Section 00100. The entire bid form must be completed in order to be considered.

Bid security in a dollar amount equal to five percent of the bid submitted must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Each bidder must have completed the qualification requirements in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Statutory bonds for performance of the contract and for payment of mechanics and materials will be required in an amount equal to 100 percent of the accepted bid.

Bids will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.

All contractors must pay employees involved with construction on this project not less than the prevailing wage rate.

Eastern Illinois University specifically reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding and to accept bids which, in its judgement, will be for its own best interest.

Bidders are advised approximately thirty to sixty days may elapse between a vendor's submissions of bill and the payment of such bill.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked the installation of sprinkler system to Greek Courts 1-6 and East Hall. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, December 19, 2001. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

A "pre-bid" conference will be scheduled at the EIU Carman Hall Food Service Cafeteria at 1:30 pm prevailing time, December 10, 2001.

(Submitted by Jeff Cooley, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Kay McElwee
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Phone: (217) 581-7268
FAX: (217) 581-6015

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