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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Bid #RC190098

Invitation for Construction Bid: College Avenue Overpass Bridge Repair

Change Order
Published Thursday October 15, 2020
Contractor: Stark Excavating
Change Order Amount: $47,853
The new contract total is $133,915

The Chief Procurement Officer for this procurement is now John Donato.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Friday September 20, 2019
Awarded to:
Contractor: Stark Excavating, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $86,062
An estimated start date of 10/1/2019 through 8/1/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0

See file: RC190098_bid_results for BEP utilization report.

No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this project.
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 Tuesday September 10, 2019
The following documents have been attached:

Updated insurance requirements:RC190098_Add02_insurance_requirements

Updated Bid Form:RC190098_Add02_Bid_Form

Addendum #2:RC190098_Add02

This notice has been modified
Published Monday September 9, 2019

The following documents have been attached:

State requirements reminder:RC190098_State_Requirements_Reminder

Pre-bid attendance log:RC190098_prebid_attendance

Updated insurance requirements:RC190098_Add01_insurance_requirements

Updated Bid Form:RC190098_Add01_Bid_Form

Addendum #1:RC190098_Add01

First published Thursday, August 15, 2019
Project Description
Perform repairs to the concrete pedestrian Bridge on the top and structural repairs to the underside of the Bridge.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2019:
At the following address
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790


August 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM local time at:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at College Place
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

Interested Prime bidders must attend this meeting and your company's name must appear on the official attendance log. This log will be used in the bid opening process, and if your company's name does not appear on the log, your bid will not be opened.

PARTICIPATION IN A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR APPROVED AND REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING PROGRAM IS REQUIRED ON PUBLIC WORKS BY PROCUREMENT CODE (30 ILCS 500/30-22). Illinois State University requests that you submit a Certificate of Registration in an approved Apprenticeship and Training Program issued by the Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, with your bid.

This bulletin is the only official source of documents for this bid. Clarifications or modifications to drawings or specifications will be posted via addendum. To give questions appropriate consideration and to give bidders time to respond to the resulting clarifications, the University requires that all questions be submitted no later than 4:30pm September 5, 2019 to Robyn Schuline at

A list of potential BEP Certified contractors has been posted as file:



*This list represents Illinois State University's earnest effort to identify commodity codes that may be involved with this solicitation, and provide contact information for BEP Certified vendors that self-identify as providing those commodity codes.  It is attached here for the convenience of interested vendors, not as an official or comprehensive list of BEP Certified vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. For current and official BEP resources go to:

Subcontractors must meet the same requirements as prime contractors to do business with Illinois State University.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Robyn Schuline
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-0260
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
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.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • RC190098_Add01.pdf (73 KB)
  • RC190098_Add01_Bid_Form.pdf (131 KB)
  • RC190098_Add01_insurance_requirements.pdf (117 KB)
  • RC190098_Add02.pdf (170 KB)
  • RC190098_Add02_Bid_Form.pdf (132 KB)
  • RC190098_Add02_insurance_requirements.pdf (118 KB)
  • RC190098_Bid_Docs.pdf (1 MB)
  • RC190098_Specifications.pdf (7 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • RC190098_BEP_List.xlsx (23 KB)
  • RC190098_COJ-01_Stark.pdf (94 KB)
  • RC190098_prebid_attendance.pdf (98 KB)
  • RC190098_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (153 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • RC190098_bid_results.pdf (143 KB)