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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #07-022A-0211
Invitation for Construction Bid: Bldg G 4160V Interior Substation Replacement
Award InfoPublished Tuesday October 2, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: All Tech Energy, Inc., Schaumburg, IL
Amount: $259,354
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The low bid submitted by Hickey Electrical Contractors, Inc. ($254,735) was determined to be non-responsive because it failed to satisfactorily meet a requirement of the solicitation and Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan to demonstrate that a good faith effort was made to source certified BEP vendors. All Tech Energy, Inc. ($259,354) is a certified BEP supplier.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
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 Friday July 6, 2012
Addendum 1 is issued to provide clarification to the bid specifications.
First published Monday, June 11, 2012
Project Description
Furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as Bldg. G 4160V Interior Substation Replacement, Project No. 07-022A-0211 consisting of electrical, mechanical, and architectural modifications to the existing electrical vault in Building G. The interior substation consists of 4160 volt primary load break switches, a 300 KVA dry-type transformer, with a 208Y/120 volt three phase four wire secondary; and a secondary distribution system in a primary selective configuration. In order to maintain on going operations, the substation's replacement and required power outages will need to be completed within a ten day University break (starting midnight on 12/19/2012 and ending at noon on 12/30/2012. Other work will include but not be limited to: disconnecting and reconnecting secondary distribution feeders, provision for temporary generators and cabling, new doors for the vault, and ventilation improvements. Northeastern Illinois University is pre-purchasing the switchgear. The Contractor shall accept, protect, store, install and test the unit substation switchgear.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012@ 10:00 AM, in Student Union SU 215.

TRADE: Electrical

BID SECURITY: $22,000.00

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Female 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:
Dennis Erickson
Tel: 773-442-5230 Fax: 773-442-5232

State Procurement Officer is Lee Saulter.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 12, 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).

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
  • 07-022A-0211BidDocument.pdf (2 MB)
  • 07-022A-0211BidDrawings.pdf (9 MB)
  • 07-022A-0211_Addendum1.pdf (896 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 07-022A-0211BidOpening.pdf (8 KB)
  • 07-022A-0211PreBidAttendance.pdf (451 KB)