The Board of Trustees of Eastern Illinois University hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the voice, video and data infrastructure project .
This project consists of an academic college campus inside cable plant design network servicing approximately twenty buildings within a 300 acre area.
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be scheduled at the EIU University Union, Charleston/Mattoon Room on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. All bidders who attend the mandatory pre-bid conference on November 24, 2003 will have the opportunity of returning on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 for additional site observation.
Drawings and specifications are on file for reference at Facilities Planning & Management Office, Eastern Illinois University.
Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained with a deposit of $200 per set from:
Contractors who bid on this project will be reimbursed their $200 deposits.
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Bids will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.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 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.
Bids will be received up to the hour of 11:30 AM local time, on Tuesday, December 16, 2003. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.
(Submitted by Jeff Cooley, State Purchasing Officer.)