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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #02-5000-0711
Invitation for Construction Bid: Building B Solar Panels
Award InfoPublished Wednesday May 2, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Hardt Electric Inc, Chicago, IL
Amount: $78,540
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
Hardt Electric $78,540 (20% BEP participation through subcontracting); Renewable Energy Alternative $48,900 (Alternate 2 left blank) (No BEP information available); Tropic Construction $58,320 (Bid Security missing) (No BEP information available).
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, March 2, 2012
Project Description
Furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as Building B Solar Panels, Project No. 02-5000-0711. The project consists of electrical and architectural modifications to install a photo-voltaic system on the roof of Building B.

1) Install a grid-interconnected solar photo-voltaic system.

2) Install an energy monitoring and display system for the photo-voltaic system.

ALTERNATE NO. 1: Provide three phase array and inverter system in lieu of a single-phase inverter, inclusive of all wiring and over-current protective devices.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on March 22, 2012 at 10:00 am in the College of Business Management (CBM) Room 113.

TRADE: Electrical

BID SECURITY: $3,740.00

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of business owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with disabilities (MAFBE). Bidders will be required to submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with the goals stated in section 00315 of the bid document.

Technical questions should be directed to:
Robin Mahaffey
Northeastern Illinois University
Tel: 773-442-5249 Fax: 773-442-5232
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 4, 2012:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

For additional information, contact:
Stephanie Ribaudo
Phone: (773) 442-4702
FAX: (773) 442-5314
All responses must include:
  • Submit 3 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
  • 02-5000-0711Addendum1.pdf (111 KB)
  • 02-5000-0711Addendum2.pdf (1 MB)
  • 02-5000-0711BidDocument.pdf (1 MB)
  • 02-5000-0711BidDrawings.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 02-5000-0711PreBidAttendance.pdf (498 KB)