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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #RB012810
Invitation for Construction Bid: Watterson Towers Renovation Project
Award InfoPublished Monday March 22, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Poetker Construction, Breese, IL
Amount: $11,037,000
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Pipeworks, Inc, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $780,000
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Anderson Electric, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $1,855,000
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Davis-Houk, Inc, Urbana, IL
Amount: $689,000
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Automatic Fire Sprinkler, Normal, IL
Amount: $2,587,000
Division of Work: Fire Protection (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 28
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 January 25, 2010
The bid opening date has been changed to February 4, 2010.
First published Monday, December 14, 2009
Project Description
Illinois State University requests sealed bids for the Watterson Towers Renovation project. The project involves exterior repairs, mechanical upgrades, bathroom upgrades, fire protection of the entire complex, interior finish upgrades, fire alarm upgrades, bridge upgrades and providing areas of rescue assistance. Prime bids will be accepted from General, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Fire Protection contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 4, 2010:
Purchasing Office
117 Hovey Hall
Normal, IL 61790-1220
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting on January 5, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Stevenson Hall, Room 101, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 61790. If you are planning to submit a prime bid for this project, you must attend this meeting and your company name must appear on the official attendance log. This log will be used in the bid opening process and if your company name does not appear on the log, your bid will not be opened.
Bidding documents may be obtained from the Copy Shop, 302 East Washington Street, Bloomington, IL 61701, PH: 309-827-5466, Fax: 309-827-2613; and from Tree Towns, Inc., 542 Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL, 60126, PH: 630-832-0209, Fax: 630-832-8631. A $150 refundable deposit in the form of a check payable to: Cordogan Clark & Associates, Inc. is required for each set of bid documents.

For additional information, contact:
Robyn Schuline
Campus Box 1220
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-5529
FAX: (309) 438-5555
All responses must include:
  • 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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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