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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #CC180022
Invitation for Construction Bid: Watterson Dining Commons Fire Alarm Replacement
Award Info Published Monday April 16, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: Wm Masters, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Amount: $41,985
Division of Work: . (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
An estimated start date of 5/1/2018 through 8/1/2018
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
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 Wednesday March 21, 2018
Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files
First published Monday, February 26, 2018
Project Description
Replace existing Siemens MXL fire alarm system with a new Siemens XLSV fire alarm system within Watterson Dining Commons. Includes replacement of the existing initiation and notification devices throughout the building.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27, 2018:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM local time at:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

Interested Prime bidders 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.

PARTICIPATION IN A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPROVED AND REGISTERED 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.

This bulletin is the only official source of documents for this bid. Clarifications or modifications to drawings or specifications 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 Tuesday, March 20, 2018 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.

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
  • CC180022_add01.pdf (152 KB)
  • CC180022_bid_documents.pdf (1 MB)
  • CC180022_drawings.pdf (5 MB)
  • CC180022_specifications.pdf (952 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • CC170053_CC180022_prebid_attendance.pdf (123 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • CC180022_bid_tab.pdf (33 KB)