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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #KR007278b

Invitation for Construction Bid: chilled water loop phase III

Award Info
Published Tuesday March 20, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Reliable Plumbing and Heating, Savoy, IL,
Amount:  $868,050
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 Wednesday October 25, 2000
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday November 28, 2000:
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 chilled water loop phase III project (Bid # KR007278b).

Eastern Illinois University is accepting bids for the above project, which includes all general heating, and electrical work required to accommodate the installation of underground chilled water loop piping for Phase III of the Campus Chilled Water Loop Extension project. Sealed bids for general and electrical work will be received until Tuesday, November 21, 2000, 2:00 P.M. prevailing time. Sealed bids for heating work will be received until Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 2:00 P.M. prevailing time.

The scope of work includes general work, heating work, and electrical work for connection of chillers in Thomas Hall, Taylor Hall and the Physical Science building in two loops. Each trade shall be prime; the heating contractor shall be coordinating contractor.

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

F.W. Dodge, 421 So. Grand Avenue West, Springfield, IL 62704
Greater Peoria Contractors, 1811 W. Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
Southern Illinois Builders Association, 504 West Jackson, Marion, IL 62959
Southern Illinois Builders Association, 7263 West Main, Belleville, IL 62223

Drawings and specifications may be obtained from:

KM2 Design Group, P.C. - Consulting Engineers
2036 South MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 544-1199

A refundable plan deposit in the amount of $50 per set, made payable to KM2 Design Group, P.C., is required. Certified, cashier's or company check, or CIB card, are acceptable.

All bids from contractors must be on the Bbd proposal form included in the project manual. Bidders must submit their bids in accordance with the bidding instructions in Section 00100. Failure to complete the entire bid form may result in bid not being accepted.

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 submissions of bill and the payment of such bill.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked chilled water loop phase III. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, November 28, 2000. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A pre-bid conference for all trades will be scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2000, in the Casey Room in the Student Union.

(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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