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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #JC190127

Invitation for Construction Bid: Cardinal Court Dogwood Carpeting Replacement

Change Order
Published Friday January 17, 2020
Contractor: Cushings Commercial Carpet
Change Order Amount: $0

Attaching missing disclosure document for awarded vendor, per PPB request. Unable to modify the notice in the current stage of approval.


The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday January 9, 2020
Awarded to:
Contractor: Cushings Commercial Carpet, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $265,000
An estimated start date of 1/9/2020 through 9/30/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1

See file: JC190127-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 Tuesday December 10, 2019
A reminder of State requirements has been posted as file:


A listing of attendees for the mandatory pre-bid meeting has been posted as file:


First published Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Project Description
Replacement of Floorcoverings in Dogwood Hall at Cardinal Court Apartment Complex on the campus of Illinois State University. Work includes, but is not limited to, removal and proper disposal of existing carpeting, patching and prep existing subfloor and installation of new carpeting and rubber cove base.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 17, 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


December 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM local time at:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at College Place
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. There will be a site visit immediately following the pre-bid meeting. 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 than 4:30pm December 5, 2019 to Jackie Gunderson 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 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 - Ben Bagby
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 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
  • JC190127_bid_documents.pdf (1008 KB)
  • JC190127_CardinalCtCarpetDrawings.pdf (477 KB)
  • JC190127_CardinalCtCarpetSpecs.pdf (197 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • JC190127_BEP_List.pdf (154 KB)
  • JC190127_prebid_attendance.pdf (37 KB)
  • JC190127_StateReminders.pdf (155 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • JC190127-BidResults.pdf (322 KB)