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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #LB09200100

Invitation for Construction Bid: Watterson Towers Electrical Renovation - Phase 3

Award Info
Published Monday November 12, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Wm Masters Inc for the Electrical and Anderson Spencer for the General Contractor
Amount:  The amounts indicated below
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The low bid amount was $218,300 for Electrical and $24,475 for the General Contractor.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday August 28, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Tuesday September 25, 2001:
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 Watterson Towers Electrical Renovation - Phase 3 project.

This project includes:

  1. This bid opening is only for the General Contractor and the Electrical Contractor
  2. The installation of a new electrical distribution system in House 5 of the south tower and Houses 1 and 5 in the north tower of the building, from existing switchboards located in the basement of each tower
  3. The relocation and replacement of electrical feeders to the existing panels located in the basement and penthouse of both towers to their respective existing switchboards located in the basement of each tower and the removal of the existing unit substations and 5KV switchgear located in the basement electrical room of the center core, the installation of new switchboards and the replacement of electrical feeders that originated from the exisitng unit substation
  4. The installation of a glycol cooling system to cool the new electrical rooms located on th third floor of House 5 in the north and south towers and House 1 of the north tower
Sealed envelopes containing the bids in duplicate will be marked General or Electrical. Separate bids will be submittted for the following subdivisions of work to be performed: General and Electrical

Bidding documents may be obtained at the CBT Companies Inc. of Illinois, 4400 44th Avenue, Moline Illinois 61265 Ph: (309) 797-4949, Fax: (309) 797-4999. A refundable plan deposit of $100 is required. 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. Bid documents are available for inspection at the ISU Purhcasing Office and Greater Peoria Contractors, 1811 W. Altorfer Lane, Peoria, IL 61615.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Watterson Towers Electrical Renovation - Phase 3. Bids will be received up to the hour of 11:00 AM local time, on Tuesday, September 25, 2001. 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 Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 1:00 PM local time in the Conference Room at Facilites Planning. This is a mandatory prebid meeting. You must attend this meeting and your company name must appear on the Official log sheet. The log sheet will be used at bid opening time. If your company''''s name does not appear on the log sheet, 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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