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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #10-0115-0213
Invitation for Construction Bid: Alumni Hall Renovation
Award InfoPublished Tuesday June 18, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, IL
Amount: $602,080
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Loyola Electrical Construction Company, Chicago, IL
Amount: $372,800
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Alsip, IL
Amount: $48,400
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc.., Alsip, IL
Amount: $186,000
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
There was a 20% BEP goal for all divisions of work.

General Contractor Work:

General Contractor award includes the the base bid plus alternates 2 and 4.

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Path Construction Company - $602,080, 22.8% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidders: Reliable & Associates - $636,300, 0% MAFBE; Tyler Lane Construction - $636,488, 20% MAFBE; A.L.L. Masonry Construction - $739,780, 100% MAFBE.

Electrical Work

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Loyola Electrical Construction Company - $372,800, 20.3% MAFBE.

Heating Work

MAFBE Goal Successfull Bidder: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. - $48,400, 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidder: Ideal Heating - $140,000, 20% MAFBE.

Ventilation Work:

The low bidder of the ventilation work submitted a non-responsive bid due to not meeting specifications.

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Amber Mechanical Contrcators, Inc. - $186,000, 20% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidder: Stern Corporation - $189,810, 20% MAFBE.

Fire Protection

The university did not receive any fire protection bids as a result of this solicitation.
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 May 14, 2013
Addendum 3 is issued to provided additional clarifications and revised project specifications.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday May 10, 2013
Addendum 2 is issued to provide clarifications and revised specifications to the bid document. All issued addenda must be acknowledged on the bid form or the bid may be considered non-responsive.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday April 25, 2013
Addendum 1 is issued to provide revised specifications for the Alumni Hall Renovation project.

Technical questions may be directed to:

Robin Mahaffey, Project Manager
R-Mahaffey@, 773-442-5230
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday April 23, 2013
The date of the MANDATORY pre-bid meeting has been changed to Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @10:00 am. The pre-bid meeting will be held in the Alumni Hall located on the University main campus. Revised project specifications will be issued prior to the meeting.
First published Friday, April 19, 2013
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University is seeking bids from qualified contractors to furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as Alumni Hall Renovation, Project No. 10-0115-0213 consisting of new stud framing with sound batt insulation; new electrical outlets; new lighting package; new data quads; new media package; new motorized operable wall partition; new carpet tiles; and new ceiling and wall finishes. New wall finishes will be acoustical wall panels and vinyl wall covering. New ceiling will be covered gypsum soffit with interior wool slat ceiling.

Separate Prime Contracts Will be Awarded for:

1. General Construction - Including responsibility as coordinating contractor
2. Heating
3. Ventilating
4. Electrical
5. Fire Protection

Bid Security:
General: $29,914.00
Heating: $6,030.80
Ventilating: $6,030.80
Electrical: $18,699.00

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 10:00AM in Lower Level Library Room 022.

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 are awarded to BEP certified 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, Friday, May 17, 2013:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
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.
  • 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
  • 10-0115-0213_Addendum_1.pdf (13 MB)
  • 10-0115-0213_Addendum_2.pdf (24 MB)
  • 10-0115-0213_Addendum_3.pdf (2 MB)
  • 10-0115-0213_Bid_Document.pdf (4 MB)
  • 10-0115-0213_Bid_Drawings.pdf (31 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 10-0115-0213_PreBid_Attendance.pdf (1 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 10-0115-0213_Bid_Tabulation.pdf (75 KB)
  • 10-0115-0213_Corrected_Bid_Tabulation.pdf (67 KB)