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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #LB02260200

Invitation for Construction Bid: Computer Access-Watterson Towers-electrical

Award Info
Published Thursday April 18, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Institutional Network Communications
Amount:  $1,264,780
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday February 1, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Tuesday February 26, 2002:
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 Residence Hall Computer Access-Watterson Towers-electrical project (Bid # LB02260200).

This project is for the construction/remodeling/renovation/demolition for ResNet Computer Network improvements for Watterson Towers. It includes, but not limited to, the lighting and wiring for telecommunication rooms on ten floors, all telecommunications grounding for both towers, provide and terminate data and telephone horizontal cabling and distribution to all work outlets on all fifty floors, basement and lounge floors, wire management, and provide all work necessary to complete the installation of the horizontal distribution system.

Bidding documents are obtained at CBT Companies,Inc. Attn: Jim Rinehart, 803 Fayette, Peoria, IL 61603, Ph: (309) 676-6633, Fax; (309) 676-0502. Bidding documents will be available after February 6, 2002. A refundable deposit of $100, in the form of a certified check, company check, or CIB/AGC card made payable to Henneman, Raufeisen & Associates, Inc. will be accepted. "Prime Bidding Contractor" may obtain up to five sets of bidding documents. "Prime Bidding Contractor" is defined as a prime contractor submitting a bid proposal to the owner on the bid form provided. Additional sets may be obtained by the "Prime Bidding Contractor" for a deposit of $100 per set with $0 being refundable. Only complete sets of bidding documents will be issued by the Architiect/Engineer. Such deposits will only be refunded when the documents are returned in good condition within 10 business days after the last applicable bid opening. Awarded contractors must contact the Architect/Engineer for return of deposit within 10 business days after the award. Good condition is defined as follows: Project manual: bound in order, having all addenda issued, no personal markings such as pen, pencils, post-it flags, etc. Project drawings: stapled with binding strip, no excessive tears, no personal markings such as pen, pencils, post-it flags, etc. Return the bidding documents to CBT Companies, Inc. in order to have the deposit returned.

The completion date for this project is August 18, 2002.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Residence Hall Computer Access-Watterson Towers-electrical. Bids will be received up to the hour of 11:00 AM local time, on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • 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 Bond.
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2002, 10:00 AM local time, at Facilities Planning, Illinois State University. If you are planning to submit a prime bid for this project, you must attend this meeting and your company''s name must appear on the official attendance log. This log will be used in th bid opening 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:
Linda Bagby
Campus Box 1220
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-7291
FAX: (309) 438-5555

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