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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #KR020805

Invitation for Construction Bid: girls softball field improvements

Award Info
Published Thursday October 23, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Grunloh Construction, Effingham, IL,
Amount:  $190,500
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 Thursday June 5, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday June 24, 2003:
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 girls softball field improvements project (Bid # KR020805).

This project includes improvements to the Girl?s Softball Field, including aluminum bleachers, ornamental fencing, backstop replacement, masonry enclosures and roofing for dugouts, masonry enclosure below pressbox, associated site work, and coordination of minor electrical work to be performed by the owner?s forces.

A pre-bid conference is scheduled at Facilities Management Conference room at 1:30 p.m., June 17, 2003.

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

F.W. Dodge Corporation
421 S. Grand Avenue West, Suite 1B East
Springfield, Illinois 62718

Eastern Illinois University
Facilities Management Office
Charleston, IL 61920

Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Assoc.
1811 West Altorfer Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615
BLDD Architects, Inc.
100 Merchant Street
Decatur, Illinois 62523-1217

BLDD Architects, Inc.
2104 West Springfield Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained from the Architect, BLDD Architects, Inc., 100 Merchant Street, Decatur, Illinois, by depositing $50.00 per set. ("Central Illinois Builders'' Non-Cash Security Method for Request of Documents" will be accepted on this project). Checks shall be made payable to Eastern Illinois University. Deposits will be refunded if the plans, specifications and other documents are returned in good condition within 10 days after the bid opening.

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 for 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.

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, June 24, 2003. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

(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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