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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #11-0226-0911
Invitation for Construction Bid: Organic Chemistry Lab & Instrument Room
Award InfoPublished Friday April 20, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Chicagoland Building Contractors Inc, Addison, IL
Amount: $191,000
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Lake Plumbing Inc, Hobart, IN
Amount: $78,600
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors Inc, Alsip, IL
Amount: $239,000
Division of Work: HVAC (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: LiveWire Electrical Systems, Oak Forest, IL
Amount: $53,870
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
GENERAL BIDS- AGAE Contractors $228,107 ($145,260 subcontracting with BEP vendor), Chicagoland Building Contractors $191,000 (No BEP information available), Robert Yiu Construction $538,000 (BEP vendor) PLUMBING BIDS- CW Burns Co $142,900 (20% subcontracting with BEP vendor), Lake Plumbing Inc $78,600 ($20,000 subcontracting with BEP vendor) HVAC BIDS- Amber Mechanical $239,000 ($47,800 subcontracting with BEP vendor), Stern Corporation $284,000 ($55,000 subcontracting with BEP vendor) ELECTRICAL BIDS- LiveWire Electrical $53,870 (BEP vendor), Loyola Electric ($10,800 subcontracting with BEP vendor)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, February 6, 2012
Project Description
Furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment to complete the project known as Organic Chemistry Lab and Instrument Room Project No. 11-0226-0911, consisting of Organic Chem Lab/Lecture Room (BBH 226); an Instrument Lab (BBH 238). Renovation of existing lab spaces with approximately 1400 s.f. of new laboratory casework, new floor finishes, acoustical ceiling, plumbing fixtures and mechanical and electrical upgrades. Provide all conduit for telecom, media services (AV) and security cabling as indicated on documents.

Seperate contracts will be awarded for:
1. General Construction
2. Plumbing
4. Electrical

General Construction
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 am Friday, March 9, 2012:
Northeastern Illinois University
Purchasing Department, Building C
5500 N. St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 am, Friday, March 9, 2012:
Northeastern Illinois University
Purchasing Department, Building C
5500 N. St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:00 am in the Student Union Room SU 215.

TRADE: General
BID SECURITY: $12,694.97

TRADE: Plumbing
BID SECURITY: $3,706.16

BID SECURITY: $4,738.86

TRADE: Electrical
BID SECURITY: $2,268.38

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supporst 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 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, Friday, March 9, 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
  • 11-0226-0911Addendum1.pdf (227 KB)
  • 11-0226-0911Addendum2.pdf (2 MB)
  • 11-0226-0911Addendum3.pdf (111 KB)
  • 11-0226-0911BidDocument.pdf (4 MB)
  • 11-0226-0911BidDrawings.pdf (13 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 11-0226-0911BidOpening.pdf (8 KB)
  • 11-0226-0911BidOpeningRevised.pdf (8 KB)