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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #EB010604

Invitation for Construction Bid: Fire Alarm Replacement

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday February 17, 2004
The low bid amount was withdrawn. Next low bid was over available funds. Bidding documents will be revised and rebid.
First published Friday December 5, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Thursday January 22, 2004:
Purchasing Office
117 Hovey Hall
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-1220

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the fire alarm replacement project.

These sealed bids for fire alarm replacement at Horton, Bone Center, and Warehouse Road Project will be accepted until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 22, 2004 at ISU Purchasing Office, at which place and time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids in duplicate will be marked Electrical. Bids will be submitted for the following work to be performed: Electrical. Bids shall be submitted to Illinois State University, Purchasing Office, Hovey Hall 117, Campus Box 1220, Normal, IL 61790-1220.

Bidders should be pre-qualified in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by the Board of Trustees as attached. Bids shall include the following:

  1. Bid security in the form of a bid bond, certified check, cashiers check, or bank money order, payable to the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University, in the amount of: Electrical $ 5% of bid.
  2. 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 Bond.
  3. One completed copies of the Illinois Department of Human Rights Form PC-2, entitled "Bidders Employee Utilization Form Construction."
Bids may not be withdrawn after the opening of bids.

If you will need an accommodation based on a disability, please contact Disability Concerns, (309) 438-5853 or TT/TDD (309) 438-8620. Information regarding your disability is confidential and handled according to applicable laws.

Bidding documents may be obtained at the CBT Companies Inc. of Illinois, 4400 44th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265, Phone: 309-797-4949 Fax: 309-797-4999

Refundable Plan Deposit $100. The Central Illinois Builders "Request for Plans" Non-Cash Security Card is acceptable in lieu of a plan deposit check. This includes Master Builders of Iowa "Request for Plans" Non-Cash Security Card. The CIB/MBI "Request for Plans" Card guarantees deposit payment to KJWW if the plans and specifications are not returned in good condition within 10 days from the bid opening.

Bidding documents are available for inspection at the ISU Purchasing Office.

Scope of Project
Base Bid
a. The removal and replacement of the existing zoned fire alarm system with a new addressable fire alarm system for the warehouse located on Warehouse Road.
b. The removal and replacement of the existing zoned fire alarm system with a new addressable fire alarm system with voice notification and a Voice Command Center for Horton Fieldhouse and Bone Center.

Alternate Bid
a. Provide smoke detectors in Room 014 of the Bone Center.

Completion Date: October 1, 2004.

Project Manager: Michael E. Johnson; Facilities Services Department; Campus Box 9000; Normal, Illinois 61790-9000; Telephone (309) 438-2732; FAX (309)438-3874

Bids will be received up to the hour of 11:00 AM local time, on Thursday, January 22, 2004. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2003 at the Facilities Planning conference room, Illinois State University, Normal IL. If you are planning to submit a prime bid for this project, you must attend this meeting and your companys name must appear on the official attendance log. This log will be used in the bid process, and if your company's name does not appear on the log, your bid will not be opened.

(Submitted by Stephen M. Bragg, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Ernest Olson
Illinois State University
Campus Box 1220 Purchasing
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-5245
FAX: (309) 438-5555

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