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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #KR008478a

Invitation for Construction Bid: Old Main landscaping

Award Info
Published Friday June 8, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Shoots Excavation, Lerna, IL,
Amount:  $374,000
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 Monday April 16, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 1, 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 (Bid # KR008478a).

Drawing and specification 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, Illinois

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.

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Bids will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.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, May 1, 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 on April 25, 2001 at 10:00 a.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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