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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
Emergency Award #RE20027B

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Award Info Awarded Thursday September 26, 2019
Awarded to:
Vendor: Core Construction, Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $240,000
An estimated start date of 9/27/2019 through 12/11/2019
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, September 26, 2019
The University awarded a contract for Drainage work at RedBird Arena.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate repairs were needed to prevent further loss or damage to University property.
Illinois State University is currently experiencing extreme building flooding conditions at Redbird Arena. The flooding has been made much worse by a recently completed exterior civil construction drainage project. This project was designed to improve the site drainage conditions and mitigate flooding of Redbird Arena during heavy rain and stormwater drainage events (i.e. spring snow melt). However it could not be foreseen that the storm water system had exceeded capacity and flooding is due to water back-ups during significant water events. Current storm sewer flow volumes exceed storm sewer current capacity during each "significant rain event". The recent project made the situation much worse and provided a short-cut relief valve for backed up storm sewer water to be expedited directly back into Redbird Arena, exacerbating the problem.

For additional information, 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 - Ben Bagby

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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  • RE20027B.pdf (51 KB)