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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #RB110905

Invitation for Construction Bid: Lighting Improvement

Award Info
Published Monday November 21, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Glesco Electric
Amount:  $398,900
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday October 20, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday November 9, 2005:
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 Classroom Lighting Improvement project.

The lighting upgrades shall be limited to removal of existing T12 fluorescent lamps and magnetic ballasts in approximately 8,000 light fixtures. Each lamp and ballast will be replaced one-for-one with T8 lamps and electronic ballasts. Buildings affected under this contract are Centennial East, McKormick Hall, Williams Hall, Nelson Smith, Center for the Visual Arts (CVA), Ropp Agriculture, Fell Hall, Old Union, Fairchild Hall, Moulton Hall, and Milner Library.

Bidding documents may be obtained through Dean's Digital Plan Room @ or from Engineering Concepts Solutions, 1103 Mattis Avenue, Suite B, Champaign, Illinois 67927, Attn: Tim Madden, PH# 217-355-9061.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Classroom Lighting Improvement. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. 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.

There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting on October 27, 2005 at 10:00 AM CST at the Purchasing Office Conference Room, Hovey Hall, Room 117, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. This is a mandatory pre-bid meeting. 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.

(Submitted by Stephen M. Bragg, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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