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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #FR029219

Invitation for Construction Bid: TV & Radio Transmitter Building

Award Info
Published Tuesday August 9, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  L. J. Swingler & Sons, Inc.,Teutopolis, IL (foundation) and Fibrebond Corporation, Minden, LA (building)
Amount:  $12,625 and $45,820 respectively
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The low bid amount was $12,625 (foundation) and $45,820 (building).
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday June 30, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday July 20, 2005:
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 new transmitter building for WEIU Radio & Television Center project.

This project consists of separate contracts to provide labor and material for the transportation and installation of a Pre-cast Modular Concrete Building and a reinforced poured concrete foundation with concrete slab-on grade base. This building will be located at 1500' W & 2500' N of CR900E/CR1300N Intersection, Humboldt, Illinois.

Drawings and specifications are on file for reference at the following locations:

Dodge Offices in Springfield, IL & St. Louis, MO;
Peoria Contractors Association, Peoria, IL;
Southern Illinois Builders Association, Belleville, IL;
Facilities Planning and Management Building, Eastern Illinois University; and
Hance, Utz & Associates, LLC, Architects, 1013 S. 19th Street, Mattoon, IL.

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained from Hance, Utz & Associates, LLC, Architects, 1013 S. 19th Street, Mattoon, Illinois, 61938, by depositing $50 for each set up to 2 sets. Actual bidders will be refunded their deposit for the first two sets. Non-bidders will be refunded $25 per set for the first 2 sets. Subcontractors (contractors not bidding direct to owner) and material supplies will be charged $25 (non-refundable) for each set or actual printing costs for portions of sets.

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 in 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.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked new transmitter building for WEIU Radio & Television Center. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

A pre-construction conference will be scheduled a the site. The time and date are to be announced.

(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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