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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #CC160102A
Invitation for Construction Bid: Milner Plaza Canopy Removal
Award Info Published Monday November 6, 2017
Awarded to:
Contractor: Stark Excavating, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Amount: $109,500
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
An estimated start date of 11/20/2017 through 8/31/2018
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
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 Monday October 23, 2017
The bid deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 2:00pm local time. The location has not changed.

Addendum #2 has posted. See attached files:



This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 19, 2017
Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files:






First published Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Project Description
Remove the canopy and supports at Milner Library Plaza per the project documents.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2017:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
Pre-Bid Meeting October 10, 2017 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.

The University is committed to transparent, competitive bidding and welcomes requests for information and questions concerning this bid. All answers will be posted via addendum. To give questions appropriate consideration and to give bidders time to respond to the resulting clarifications, the University requires that all questions be submitted no later than 4:30pm CST on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Corey W. Leslie at

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) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
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 a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • CC160102A_add01.pdf (248 KB)
  • CC160102A_add02.pdf (199 KB)
  • CC160102A_bid_documents.pdf (1 MB)
  • CC160102A_bid_form_add02.pdf (250 KB)
  • CC160102A_combined_specs.pdf (9 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • CC160102A_load_report_add01.pdf (1 MB)
  • CC160102A_original_drawings_add01.pdf (470 KB)
  • CC160102A_phasing_add01.pdf (317 KB)
  • CC160102A_prebid_attendance.pdf (118 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • CC160102A_bid_tab.pdf (29 KB)