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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #JC190067

Invitation for Construction Bid: Centennial East Scene Shop Flooring

Award Info Published Sunday November 8, 2020

Kemper ConstructionCanton, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $93,000
  • BEP [100% / $93,000]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 11/20/2020 through 3/31/2021
  • Renewals: None

Unsuccessful respondents (1)



2 total

1 successful respondent

1 unsuccessful respondent

1 BEP contractors
0 VBP contractors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Jackie Gunderson, (309) 438-1945

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: Constance Ratliff

No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this project. For the information recorded at the solicitation opening, see attached Bid_Tab.

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 26, 2020

Pre-Bid Attendance has been posted. See attached file:


This notice has been modified
Published Saturday October 17, 2020

Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files:


Bid Checklist handout: ENCLOSURESFORBIDS.pdf

First published Thursday, October 15, 2020
Project Description

Provide all labor, material, equipment, and services necessary to remove and replace existing flooring in the Centennial East Shop. Hardboard (masonite) system shall be painted TWO (2) coats of acrylic latex porch enamel such as Sherwin Williams or PPG. Prime or surface prep as recommended by the manufacturer. Removal process to be incremental to allow shop equipment and materials to be moved around in the space as work proceeds. All work shall be performed at Centennial East on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Monday, November 2, 2020:
At the following address
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-0000


October 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM local time. This pre-bid meeting will only be offered virtually, using the Zoom app, due to COVID-19 social distancing precautions.

The Zoom meeting call in information will be included with an addendum posted with this solicitation.

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.

Following the pre-bid meeting, there will be 2 hours offered for site visits on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Both the pre-bid meeting and the site visit are mandatory.

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 thanĀ 4:30pm October 27, 2020 to Jackie Gunderson at

*Updated BEP Utilization Information*

A list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes has been included in Part III of this solicitation's BEP Utilization Plan. Per the Utilization Plan's instructions, vendors who request a waiver from the goal on the basis of good faith efforts must exhaustively contact each vendor certified with the University-supplied commodity codes and document that contact in the Utilization Plan's Good Faith Efforts Contact Log. Waiver requests cannot be granted without exhausting outreach efforts in accordance with the Utilization Plan. For current and official BEP resources go to:

If the list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes excludes a code that a prospective respondent or BEP-certified vendor believes should be included with the solicitation, additional codes may be requested and must be submitted by the question deadline for this solicitation. These requests should be made through a commodity code addition form supplied by the University buyer assigned to this solicitation. Email the buyer to obtain this form. If requested, additional University-supplied commodity codes may be added to the Utilization Plan by addendum at the University's discretion.

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

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jackie Gunderson
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1945
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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).
  • There is a 20 percent 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
  • JC190067_Add01.pdf (149 KB)
  • JC190067_Bid-Specs.pdf (2 MB)
  • JC190067_bid_documents.pdf (1 MB)
  • JC190067_pre-bid_attendance.pdf (75 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • JC190067_StateReminders.pdf (220 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • Bid_Tab.pdf (224 KB)