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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #KR008478

Invitation for Construction Bid: Old Main Landscaping

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday April 16, 2001
All bids rejected. This requirement will be rebid with new specifications.
First published Thursday March 8, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday March 27, 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 Old Main landscaping project.

Eastern Illinois University is accepting bids for Old Main landscaping. Sealed bids will be received until March 27, 2001 at 2:00 P.M. prevailing time in the Office of the Director of Purchases, Administration Building, Old Main, Room 113-W, at which time they will be opened and read publicly.

Drawings and specifications 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
Hance, Utz & Associates, Architects, Mattoon, Ilinois

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained from Hance, Utz & Associates, Architects, 1013 S. 19th Street, Mattoon, Illinois, 61938, by depositing $50 for each set up to two sets. Actual bidders will be refunded their deposit for the first two sets. Non-bidders will be refunded $25 per set for the first two 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.

Plans are scheduled to be available March 7, 2001.

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 in accordance with the Illinois Department of Labor, Rules and Regulations and the Current Prevailing Wages Rate Table for Coles County, Illinois.

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

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 best interest.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Old Main landscaping. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, March 27, 2001. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

A pre-bid conference will be scheduled at the Facilities Planning and Management Building Conference Room, March 20, 2001 at 1:30 P.M.

(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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