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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #2014ELC2
Invitation for Construction Bid: Pedestrian Ramp and Pavement Marking Improvements
Award Info Published Wednesday May 7, 2014
Awarded to:
Contractor: Cornerstone Contracting, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL
Amount: $154,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0

Windy City Contracting, Inc. was the low bidder but was found to be "Not In Good Standing" with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office at the time of bid. Therefore, Windy City Contracting, Inc.'s bid was rejected on the basis of Non-Responsible Bidder.

There was a 20% BEP goal for this project.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Cornerstone Contracting, Inc.: 20% MAFBE Commitment.

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.
First published Friday, March 28, 2014
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University is requesting bids from qualified general contractors to furnish and install all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the EL Centro Campus Pedestrian ADA Curb Ramp and Pavement Marking Improvement - Bid Number 2014ELC2 which consists of ADA sidewalk ramp improvements and crosswalk markings on the west and east side of Kimball Avenue, between Avondale Avenue and Belmont Avenue in Chicago, Illinos.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. CST in the EL Centro Campus Conference Room located at 3410 North Avondale Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.


General Contractor: 5% of base bid

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 the participation either on a direct or through sub-contracting efforts. Bidders must submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 004155 of the bid document.

Bid Number 2014ELC2
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 17, 2014:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

For additional information, contact:
Rosalinda Castillo
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Phone: (773) 442-5301
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
  • 2014ELC2_Bid_Drawings.pdf (13 MB)
  • 2014ELC2_Pedestrian_ADA_Curb_Ramp_and_Pavement_Marking_Improvements_Invitation_For_Bid.pdf (5 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 2014ELC2_MandatoryPreBidAttendanceSheet.pdf (39 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 2014ELC2BidTab.pdf (87 KB)