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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #CC11078
Invitation for Construction Bid: West Campus Fire Alarm Upgrades
Award Info Published Monday May 4, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Wm. Masters, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Amount: $422,780
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
An estimated start date of 6/1/2015 through 8/8/2016
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 17, 2015
No bidder questions were received, however, Addendum #1 has been posted providing a clarification. See attached file:


This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 17, 2015
No addenda are posted for this bid. The prebid attendance log has been posted. See attached file:


First published Friday, March 27, 2015
Project Description
Work of the project includes the replacement of the existing Siemens MXL fire alarm system with a new Siemens XLSV fire alarm system within Linkins, Wilkins, Wright, and Haynie. Also, this project includes the replacement of the existing initiation and notification devices throughout each building with the addition of a voice evacuation system within each building.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
Pre-Bid Meeting:

April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM Local Time at ISU Purchasing Office, Uptown Crossing, 100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. THIS IS A MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING. If you are planning to submit a prime bid for this project, you must attend this meeting and your company's name must appear on the official attendance log. This log will be used in the bid opening process, and if your company's name does not appear on the log, your bid will not be opened.

REGISTRATION IN A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPROVED APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING PROGRAM IS REQUIRED ON PUBLIC WORKS BY PROCUREMENT CODE (30 ILCS 500/30-22). Illinois State University requests that you submit a Certificate of Registration in an approved Apprenticeship and Training Program issued by the Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, with your bid.

For additional information, contact:
Corey Leslie
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-7611
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
All responses must include:
  • Submit 1 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.
  • There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • CC11078add01.pdf (28 KB)
  • CC11078biddocuments.pdf (1000 KB)
  • CC11078drawings.pdf (9 MB)
  • CC11078specifications.pdf (879 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • CC11078prebidattendance.pdf (107 KB)