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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #FR015658

Invitation for Bid: campus sidewalk replacement

Award Info
Published Wednesday July 3, 2002
Awarded to:
Vendor:  A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Urbana, IL,
Amount:  $98,544
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday May 17, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday June 4, 2002:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

for campus sidewalk replacement (Bid # FR015658). The work shall include removal and reinstallation of various sections of concrete walk in the North Quad and Library Quad. This work shall include replacement of damaged sections of walk, replacement of areas of walk that stand in water, relocation of two walks in the North Quad, expansion of the existing layout for two areas of walkways, and installation of three drainage systems that will include catch basins and grading to drain, and seeding and mulching of the disturbed lawn areas.

The work under this contract shall be started immediately upon signing of Contracts and shall be substantially completed on or before June 30, 2002.

Drawings and specifications on file for reference at Facilities Planning and Management, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained by contacting Kay McElwee at 217-581-7268.

All bids from contractors must be on the "Bid Proposal Form" included in the Project Manual. 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Bids will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.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 judgment, will be for its own best interest.

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

The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or parts thereof. Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

A pre-bid conference will be scheduled at Facilities Planning and Management at 10:00 AM, May 29, 2002.

(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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