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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #02-0000-1213
Invitation for Construction Bid: Building B Addition
Award Info Published Friday January 30, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Stuckey Construction Co. Inc, Waukegan, IL
Amount: $673,800
Division of Work: General Construction (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: F.E. Moran, Inc., Northbrook, IL
Amount: $59,000
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Alsip, IL
Amount: $109,480
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Loyola Electrical Construction Company, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $131,600
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: C. W. Burns Co., Inc., Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $64,000
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 20

This award is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University

There was a 20% BEP goal for all divisions of work.

General Contractor Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Stuckey Construction Company, Inc., 20.8% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidders: Accel Construction Services Group LLC - $686,000, 20.4% MAFBE; Cornerstone Contracting, Inc. - $821,000, 20% MAFBE; Joseph Construction Company - $786,700, 20% MAFBE; Oakley Construction Co. Inc. - $1,008,395, 100% MAFBE; Outlook Design & Construction - $791,087, 100% MAFBE; Path Construction Company - $719,400, 25.2%; Reed Construction - $905,407, 20% MAFBE.

Heating Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: F.E. Moran, Inc., 24.2% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidders: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. - $78,000, 19.74% MAFBE; Mechanical Concepts of Illinois, Inc. - $83,000, 6.8% MAFBE; Qu-Bar Mechanical, LLC - $85,800, 100% MAFBE.

Ventilation Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. - 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: CT Mechanical - $126,000, 100% MAFBE; Mechanical Concepts of Illinois, Inc. - $144,000, 20.6% MAFBE; Qu-Bar Mechanical, LLC - $140,590, 100% MAFBE; R.J. Olmen Company - $119,750, 20% MAFBE; Stern Corporation - $116,700, 20% MAFBE.

Electrical Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Loyola Electrical Construction Company, Inc., 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: Argo Electric Inc. - $136,500, - 33.3% MAFBE; Argon Electric Company, Inc. - $133,517, 20.2% MAFBE; Broadway Electric Inc. - $159,800, 20% MAFBE; Horizon Contractors Inc. - $171,800, 100% MAFBE.

Plumbing Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: C. W. Burns Co., Inc., 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: A & H Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. - $144,800, 20% MAFBE.
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 Thursday January 8, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 01_1-Documents and Specifications and Addendum_01_2-Combined Drawings.
First published Friday, December 5, 2014
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University is requesting bids from qualified contractors to furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as the Building B Addition, Bid No. 02-0000-1213 consisting of approximately 2,500 sf addition to NEIU Building B, for expansion of the NEIU Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs. Work includes: site work, concrete foundations and slab-on-grade, building shell with doors and windows, interior build-out and finishes, plumbing, fire protection, ventilation, heating and electrical.

Separate Prime Contracts will be awarded for:

1. General Construction - the Prime General Construction Contract includes the responsibility of coordinating contractor for the Prime Contracts listed below.
2. Plumbing
3. Heating
4. Ventilation
5. Electrical

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM, in Student Union SU-003.

Bid Security:

General: 5% of the base bid
Plumbing: 5% of the base bid
Heating: 5% of the base bid
Ventilation: 5% of the base bid
Electrical: 5% of the base bid

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) and has established a goal that 20% of the resultant contracts be awarded to Business Enterprise Program(BEP)/MAFBE owned businesses. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or through subcontracting efforts. Bidders must submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 004115 of the bid document.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 14, 2015:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

For additional information, contact:
Jason Garcia
Phone: (773) 442-5305
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
All responses must include:
  • Submit 2 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.
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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
  • 02-0000-1213_Addendum_01_1-Documents-and-Specifications.pdf (229 KB)
  • 02-0000-1213_Addendum_01_2-Combined-Drawings.pdf (2 MB)
  • 02-0000-1213_BuildingBAdditionBidDoc.pdf (3 MB)
  • 02-0000-1213_BuildingBAdditionDrawings.pdf (23 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 02-0000-1213PreBidAttendance.pdf (4 MB)
  • BidOpeningResults.pdf (189 KB)