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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #38-0000-1213R
Invitation for Construction Bid: Building 38-New Central Utility Plant GC Services
Award Info Published Wednesday June 3, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Accel Construction Services Group, LLC, Chicago, IL
Amount: $5,050,000
Division of Work: General Contractor (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1

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.

General Contractor Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Accel Construction Services Group, LLC, 33.9%

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC, 20.1% MAFBE;

Path Construction Co., Inc's bid was deemed non-responsive and non-responsible and therefore rejected.
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 April 27, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 3.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 24, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 2 - Bid Due Date Change.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday April 13, 2015
This notice has been modified to include Addendum 1 - Bid Due Date Change.
First published Thursday, April 2, 2015
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 project known as Building 38 - New Central Utility Plant (CUP) General Contracting Services Only Bid No. 38-0000-1213R 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.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM in Student Union SU-214.

Bid Security:

General: 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, Friday, May 1, 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
  • 38-0000-1213R_Addendum1BidDueDateChange.pdf (174 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_Addendum2BidDueDateChange.pdf (7 KB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_Addendum3.pdf (4 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_ProjectDrawings_Part1.pdf (14 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_ProjectDrawings_Part2.pdf (16 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_ProjectDrawings_Part3.pdf (19 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_ProjectDrawings_Part4.pdf (16 MB)
  • 38-0000-1213R_ProjectDrawings_Part5.pdf (12 MB)
  • IFB_38-0000-1213R_Bldg38GCOnly.pdf (6 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • BidOpeningResults.pdf (179 KB)
  • PrebidAttendanceSheet.pdf (97 KB)