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Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #38-0000-1213
Invitation for Construction Bid: Building 38 - New Central Utility Plant (CUP)
Award Info Published Monday December 21, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: CANCELLATION OF VENTILATION CONTRACTOR AWARD, Chicago, IL
Amount: $0
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
Comments:
The Ventilation Contractor portion of this project will be rebid.
This award corrects and replaces the award posted below on April 2, 2015.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Monday June 29, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: CANCELLATION OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR AWARD, Chicago, IL
Amount: $0
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
Comments:


The Electrical Contractor portion of this project will be rebid.
This award corrects and replaces the award posted below on May 14, 2015.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday May 14, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Sharlen Electric Company, Chicago, IL
Amount: $4,740,000
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
Comments:

This award replaces the award posted below on April 2, 2015 for the Electrical Work. All awards for other trades associated with this project remain in effect.

Sharlen Electric Company has been deemed the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder.

This award is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday April 2, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Stern Corporation, Harvey, IL
Amount: $208,490
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Chas F. Bruckner & Son Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $879,990
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Premier Mechanical Inc., Addison, IL
Amount: $3,495,000
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions, Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $4,483,486
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: None - GC portion of the project will be rebid., None, IL
Amount: $0
Division of Work: General Contractor (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 19
Comments:

This award is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University.

There was a 20% BEP goal for all divisions of work.

Ventilation Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Stern Corporation, 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: Amber Mechanical Contractors Inc. - $218,800, 20% MAFBE; R J Olmen Co. - $277,421, 22% MAFBE.

Plumbing Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Chas F. Bruckner & Son Inc., 16%.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: C. W. Burns Co. - $1,035,000, 20% MAFBE.

Heating Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Premier Mechanical Inc., 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: Amber Mechanical Contractors Inc. - $3,947,000, unspecified amount MAFBE; F. E. Moran Inc. - $3,678,000, 20% MAFBE; Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating Co. - $3,892,700, 20% MAFBE; Hayes Mechanical - $3,673,245, 8% MAFBE; Quality Control Systems Inc. - $3,936,000, 20% MAFBE; W. J. O'Neil Company - $5,130,000, 20% MAFBE.

Electrical Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Gibson Electric & Technology Solutions, 11% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: Broadway Electric, Inc. - $4,310,000, 20% MAFBE; Fitzgerald's Electrical Contracting Inc. - $4,867,000, 20% MAFBE; Pernix Group Inc. - $5,771,668, 20% MAFBE; Public Electric Construction Company - $5,423,000, 20% MAFBE; Sharlen Electric Company - $4,840,000, 20% MAFBE.

General Contractor: No Award. GC portion of the project will be rebid.
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 February 23, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 7.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday February 20, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 6.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 17, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 5 Bid Due Date Change.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday February 13, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 3, Addendum 3 Project Drawings and Addendum 4.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday January 16, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 1 Drawings, Addendum 1 Bid Documents and Addendum 2 Number Clarification.
First published Friday, December 19, 2014
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 Building 38 - New Central Utility Plant (CUP) Bid No. 38-0000-1213 consisting of a new central utility plant (CUP) to serve the southern part of the Main Campus to support future nearby buildings. The new central utility plant building will consist of chiller/cooling tower, standby natural gas powered electrical generators with hot water heating from the generator and medium voltage electrical distribution. In this initial phase, the standby electrical power will serve the new Education Building, limited loads in the P.E. Building and the existing Child Care Center. The hot water from the waste heat off the generator will serve the new Education Building. The CUP building will be sized to house mechanical and electrical equipment for this initial phase and have room for additional chillers, generators, and electrical distribution for buildings.

Separate Prime Contracts will be awarded for:

1. General Construction รข?? 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 January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM, in Student Union SU216.

Bid Security:


General: 5% of the base bid
Plumbing: 5% of the base bid
Heating: 5% of the base bid
Ventilation: 5% of the base bid
Electrical: 5% of the 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 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, Tuesday, February 24, 2015:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

For additional information, contact:
Jason Garcia
Phone: (773) 442-5305
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
All responses must include:
  • Submit 2 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
  • 237433_Make-UpAirUnits.pdf (93 KB)
  • 38-0000-0213_Addendum1BidDocuments.pdf (586 KB)
  • 38-0000-0213_Addendum1Drawings.pdf (23 MB)
  • 38-0000-0213_ProjectDrawings_Part1.pdf (20 MB)
  • 38-0000-0213_ProjectDrawings_Part2.pdf (22 MB)
  • 38-0000-0213_ProjectDrawings_Part3.pdf (19 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213-Addendum3.pdf (218 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213_AD3_ProjectDrawings_Part1.pdf (6 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213_AD3_ProjectDrawings_Part2.pdf (4 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213_AD3_ProjectDrawings_Part3.pdf (6 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213_AD3_ProjectDrawings_Part4.pdf (4 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213_Addendum2NumberClarification.pdf (176 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213_Addendum5BidDueDateChange.pdf (174 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213_Addendum_4.pdf (2 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213_Addendum_6.pdf (209 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213_Addendum_7.pdf (324 KB)
  • IFB-Bldg38NewCentralUtilityPlant38-0000-0213.pdf (17 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • BidOpeningResults-Corrected.pdf (191 KB)
  • BidOpeningResults.pdf (191 KB)
  • PreBidAttendanceBuilding38.pdf (2 MB)