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Governors State University
Bid #D1135TMS
Invitation for Construction Bid: Air Handling Unit VFD Replacements
Award InfoPublished Wednesday September 29, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Linear Electric Inc., Orland Park, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $109,211
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8
The low, responsive bidder is recommended for award.
There was no BEP goal established/required for this project.
This contract is subject to the approval of the University's Board of Trustees.

Linear Electric Inc's contract amount: $99,283 Other bidders included: International Piping Systems Inc. $99,700; Roberts Environmental Control $102,872; Ruder Electric $107,884; Phillips Electric Inc. $116,700; Excel Electric Inc. $117,500; Hayes Mechanical $121,930; and AMS Mechanical Systems Inc. $136,500; Electrical Systems Inc. $161,277.

One bidder, Westside Mechanical submitted a bid in the amount of $94,000, but did not produce a bid bond as required and was therefore disqualified. Another bidder, Anchor Mechanical submitted a bid in the amount of $165,000, but did not submit an SBE certification and was therefore disqualified from consideration.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, August 12, 2010
Project Description
This project includes, but is not limited to: the removal of existing variable frequency drives (VFD)associated with the air handling units and the installation of new variable frequency drives. The contractor is responsible to furnish, install and commission the designed variable frequency drives. Specifications, design and drawings are included in the attachments.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 31, 2010:
Purchasing Department
One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60466
GSU will hold a mandatory Pre-Bid meeting on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Bidder attendance is required. To register and receive more information about this meeting, call Lisa at 708-235-7443.

For additional information, contact:
Tracy Sullivan
Phone: (708) 534-4990 Ext: 3018
FAX: (708) 235-3970
All responses must include:
  • Submit 4 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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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