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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #RB111710
Invitation for Construction Bid: Watterson Towers Emergency Generator Project
Award InfoPublished Monday December 6, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Anderson Electric, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $1,277,600
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Johnco Construction, Mackinaw, IL
Amount: $291,700
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Project Description
Illinois State University requests sealed bids for the Watterson Towers Emergency Generator Project. This project will provide for the exterior installation of a replacement emergency diesel generator to serve the Watterson Towers Residence Halls and Commons Dining Center. The Project includes structural modifications to the existing masonry enclosure which formerly housed the Stevenson Hall cooling towers, underground ductbank from enclosure to Watterson Towers entrance point, and associated transfer switches, panels, etc. The existing diesel generator located in the basement of Watterson Towers is to be removed via alternate bid. Prime bids will be accepted from General and Electrical contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 17, 2010:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61761
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting on November 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the Rosa Parks Conference room, Watterson Dining Commons, Corner of North Street and Fell Street, 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.

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:
  • 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.

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

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