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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Eastern Illinois University
Bid #SB030721-C

Invitation for Construction Bid: University Union Chilled Water Loop Extension

Award Info
Published Monday March 20, 2006
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Industrial Services of Illinois, Inc., Mattoon, IL
Amount:  $198,985
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday February 14, 2006
Project Description
This project consists of the ventilation portion of the chilled water loop extension and the HVAC modifications at the University Union.
Ventilation Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 2, 2006:
Purchasing Department
1135 Old Main
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Eastern Illinois University is accepting bids for the above project. Sealed bids will be received until March 1, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. prevailing time for the heating and electrical work, and March 2, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. prevailing time for the ventilating work. Bids will be received in the Office of the Director of Purchases, Room 1135 Old Main, at which time they will be opened and read publicly.

A "pre-bid" conference will be scheduled at 1:30 PM on February 22, 2006, in Student Union Building Ballroom, west side. The scope of work for this project includes extending the chilled water loop and making ventilation upgrades in the University Union building.

Drawings and specifications on file for reference at the following locations:
F.W. Dodge, 421 So. Grand Avenue West, Springfield, IL 62704
Southern Illinois Builders Association, 504 West Jackson, Marion, IL 62959
Southern Illinois Builders Association, 7263 West Main, Belleville, IL 62223

Drawings and specifications for this project may be obtained by sending a $50 cashier's check, made payable to KM2 Design Group, to:
KM2 Design Group, P.C.
3171 Greenhead Drive
Springfield, IL 62711
PH: 217/793-2299 FX: 217/793-3311

Bid deposit will be refunded upon return of plans and specs, in useable condition, within 5 business days of award of contract.

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.
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
Purchasing Website
All responses must include:
  • Submit 3 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
  • Sealed envelopes containing the bids have the bid number and project title on the envelope.
  • 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 bonds.

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