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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #KR010278

Invitation for Construction Bid: replace surface of outdoor running track

Award Info
Published Monday August 6, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc., Leander, TX,
Amount:  $359,960
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 Tuesday May 15, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 31, 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 replace surface of outdoor running track project (Bid # KR010278).

Project Summary
Base bid approximately 52,400 s.f.--removal and proper disposal of existing synthetic track surfacing, preparation of existing asphalt base, installation of new, full pour, polyurethane track surface including all striping, event markings and track certification.

Alternate Bids S1 & S2--preparation and recoating of approximately 14,000 s.f. of existing surface remaining in place.

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

Office of Facilities Planning and Management
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61938

Rettberg-Gruber Architects
495 Devonshire Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained from:
Rettberg-Gruber Architects
495 Devonshire Drive
Champaign, IL 61820 217/356-3414
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Bids will be held good and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.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 judgement, 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 replace surface of outdoor running track. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, May 31, 2001. 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 will be scheduled at the Facilities Planning conference room at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2001.

(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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