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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #CC180075
Invitation for Construction Bid: Tri Towers Shower Upgrades
Award Info Published Tuesday May 28, 2019
Awarded to:
Contractor: J Spencer Construction, LLC., Normal, IL
Amount: $201,230
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
An estimated start date of 6/14/2019 through 8/5/2019
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3

See file: CC180075_bid_results for BEP utilization report.

No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this project.
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 April 3, 2019
The bid deadline has been extended to April 10, 2019 at 2:00pm local time. The location has not changed.

Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files:


First published Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Project Description
Removal of existing shower rods and curtains and installation of floor mounted overhead braced shower partitions in the Tri-Towers Complex on the campus of Illinois State University. Work includes, but is not limited to, removal and proper disposal of existing, patching and prep existing surface as required.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019:
At the following address
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

March 21, 2019 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.

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
March 28, 2019 to Corey W. Leslie at

A list of potential BEP Certified contractors has been posted as file:

*This list represents Illinois State University's earnest effort to identify
commodity codes that may be involved with this solicitation, and provide
contact information for BEP Certified vendors that self-identify as
providing those commodity codes. It is attached here for the
convenience of interested vendors, not as an official or comprehensive
list of BEP Certified vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation
requirements. For current and official BEP resources go to:

Subcontractors must meet the same requirements as prime contractors
to do business with Illinois State University.

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
  • CC180075_add01.pdf (78 KB)
  • CC180075_bid_documents.pdf (1 MB)
  • CC180075_combined_specs.pdf (4 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • CC180075_BEP_List.xlsx (13 KB)
  • CC180075_prebid_attendance.pdf (69 KB)
  • CC180075_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (175 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • CC180075_bid_results.pdf (97 KB)