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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #11-0333-0213
Invitation for Construction Bid: Vivarium and Marine Organisms Renovation
Award InfoPublished Tuesday June 18, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Path Construction Company, Arlington Heights, IL
Amount: $173,600
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Alsip, IL
Amount: $57,900
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Alsip, IL
Amount: $19,800
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: C.W. Burns, Co., Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $77,500
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Loyola Electrical Construction Company, Chicago, IL
Amount: $64,000
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
There was a 20% BEP goal for all divisions of work.

General Contractor Work:

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Path Construction Company - $173,600, 20.2% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidders: Century Contractors - $177,460, 0% MAFBE; Chicagoland Building Contractors - $195,954, 0% MAFBE; Continental Construction - $198,000, 100% MAFBE.

Heating Work:

The low bidder of the heating work submitted a non-responsive bid that did not meet project specifications.

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Amber Mechanical Contracting, Inc. - $57,900, 22.4% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidder: Ideal Heating - $74,300, 21.5% MAFBE.

Ventilation Work:

MAFBE Goal Sucessful Bidder: Amber Mechanical Contracting - $19,800, 20% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal Unsuccessful Bidders: R.J. Olmen - $19,950, 20% MAFBE; Stern Corporation - $35,513, 13.9% MAFBE; CT Mechanical - $62,500, 100% MAFBE.

Plumbing Work:

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: C.W. Burns Co. - $77,500, 20% MAFBE.

Electrical Work:

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: Loyola Electrical Construction Company - $64,000, 20% MAFBE.
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 Monday May 13, 2013
Addendum 2 is issued to provide additional clarification and revision of the bid specification document.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday May 3, 2013
Addendum 1 is issued to provide revised specification documents. Receipt of any and all addenda issued must be acknowledged on the bid form. Failure to do so may subject the bid to disqualification.
First published Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University is requesting bids from qualified contractors to furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as the Vivarium and Marine Organisms Renovation, Project No. 11-0333-0213 consisting of the upgrade of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and architectural systems serving Laboratories Rooms 327, 333 and 335 at South East corner of Third floor of Bernard J. Brommel Hall (Science Building).

Separate Prime Contracts will be awarded for:

1. General Construction – the Prime General Construction Contract includes the responsibility of coordinating contractor for the Prime Contracts listed below.
2. Plumbing
3. Heating
4. Ventilating
5. Electrical

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on May 7, 2013 @ 10:00 AM in Bernard Brommel Hall BBH 129.

Bid Security:
General: $8,800.00
Plumbing: $2,375.00
Heating: $1,400.00
Ventilating: $4,200.00
Electrical: $3,950.00

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 be awarded to Business Enterprise Program (BEP)/MAFBE owned businesses. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or through sub-contracting efforts. Bidders must submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 004115 of the bid document.

Technical questions may be directed to:
Dennis Erickson, Project Manager, 773-442-5230
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, 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
  • 11-0333-0213Addendum2.pdf (707 KB)
  • 11-0333-0213_Addendum_1.pdf (42 KB)
  • 11-0333-0213_Addendum_1_REVISED_Drawings.pdf (1 MB)
  • 11-0333-0213_Bid_Document.pdf (4 MB)
  • 11-0333-0213_Bid_Drawings.pdf (5 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 11-0333-0213_PreBid_Attendance.pdf (1 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 11-0333-0213_Bid_Results.pdf (77 KB)