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Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #10-0194-0809
Invitation for Construction Bid: Student Union Elevator Modernization
Award InfoPublished Friday November 19, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: South West Industries Inc dba Anderson Elevator Co, Broadview, IL
Amount: An estimated $314,447
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Project Description
Furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as Student Union Elevator Modernization, Project No. 10-0194-0809. The project consists of upgrading both the Passenger and Freight 3-stop hydraulic elevators. The work includes but is not limited to the following: installation of hydraulic equipment, controls, cables, call buttons, lobby smoke detectors, and fireman's recall, replacement of electrical conduits, feeders and copper ground wires to elevator machine rooms, and improvements to elevator cabs, machine rooms, and lobbies as well as required maintenance as specified in the project manual. Work is located in Student Union Building at NEIU campus site at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.
This project has a Liquidated Damages Provision. See Section 01010.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on September 14, 2010 at 10:00 am in SU 215.

TRADE: Elevator

BID SECURITY: $14,250.00

Note: Bidders shall be qualified Elevator Prime Contractors. See section 00306 of the bid document for qualifications. Other contractors such as Electrical, Plumbing, General including Painting, door hardware, etc., shall be working as subcontractors and paid for by the Elevator Prime Contractor. Also the Prime Elevator Contractor will not be allowed to perform subcontractors' work, unless the Prime Elevator Contractor has the City of Chicago License to perform subcontractors' trades work.

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses 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 goals stated in section 00315 bid document.

Technical questions should be directed to:

Harry Gupta
Northeastern Illinois University
Tel: 773-442-5230 Fax: 773-442-5232
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 30, 2010:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

For additional information, contact:
Stephanie West
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.

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