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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #SB030133

Invitation for Bid: Fume Exhaust System Improvements

Award Info
Published Wednesday January 18, 2006
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Reliable Plumbing and Heating, Savoy, IL
Amount:  $75,040
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: )
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Commercial Electric, Mattoon, IL
Amount:  $23,175
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: )
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 6
The low-bid amount for each section was accepted.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, December 2, 2005
Project Description
Physical Science Building on the campus of Eastern Illinois University will be the site of a renovation project for the Fume Hood's Exhaust system. The work will be conducted in the following rooms: Lab 4167, Room 4157, Lab 4170, Lab 4149, Lab 4148, Lab 4121 and Lab 4120.

Work will consist of:

  • removal of the old discharge duct work from the fume hoods to the roof exhaust fans
  • removal of the fans
  • isolation and blank off all supply air duct work to the fume hoods in the previously mentioned rooms
  • installation will include new fans and ductwork in each room, with the room having control over each separate room's fans
  • testing each fume hood for performance and air volume flow test will conclude the project.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2005:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

Pre-bid meeting will be scheduled for December 15, 2005 at Facility Planning and Management's Conference Room at 9:00 a.m. The project will start on May 24, 2006 and be completed by August 16, 2006 (before start of school).

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

Greater Peoria Contractors F.W. Dodge Corporation
1811 West Altorfer Drive Quantum Center
Peoria, Illinois 61615 421 S. Grand Ave. West, Suite 1B East
Phone: 309-692-5710 Springfield, Il 62704
Fax: 319-692-5790 Phone: 913-261-6252
Fax: 913-384-5057

Eastern Illinois University
Facility Planning and Management
FPM South Building
University and Hayes
Charleston, Il 61920
Phone: 217-581-2178
Fax: 217-581-5716
ATTN: Debra Black

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained from:

Dean's Superior Blueprint, Inc.
404 East University Ave.
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: 217/359-3261 Fax: 217/3591515

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.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked fume exhaust system improvements. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • Bid security (see complete bid for details)
  • A letter from a surety company in substantially the form set forth in the Instructions to Bidders assuring the issuance of the Performance and Payment Bond.
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

(Submitted by Jeff Cooley, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Katie Rice
1135 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217) 581-6018
FAX: (217) 581-6015

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