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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #38-0000-1213R-Vent
Invitation for Bid: Building38-New Central Utility Plant (Ventilation)
Award Info Published Wednesday February 24, 2016
Awarded to:
Vendor: Jameson Sheet Metal Inc., Plainfield, IL
Amount: $187,800
Section: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2

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

There was a 20% BEP goal for this project.

Ventilation Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Jameson Sheet Metal Inc., 100% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccesful bidder: Amber Mechanical Contractors Inc. - $208,300, 20% MAFBE; RJ Olmen Company - $271,727, 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 Thursday January 21, 2016
This notice has been modified to include Addendum Number 1.
First published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Friday January 22, 2016:

Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Northeastern Illinois University is requesting bids from qualified Ventilation 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) Ventilation Services Only Bid No. 38-0000-1213R-Vent 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 January 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM in Student Union SU-219.

Bid Security:

Ventilation: 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.

For additional information, contact:
Jason Garcia
Phone: (773) 442-5305
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. 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
  • AddendumNo1.pdf (72 KB)
  • DrawingsPart138-0000-1213R-Vent.pdf (21 MB)
  • DrawingsPart238-0000-1213R-Vent.pdf (16 MB)
  • DrawingsPart338-0000-1213R-Vent.pdf (15 MB)
  • DrawingsPart438-0000-1213R-Vent.pdf (23 MB)
  • IFB38-0000-1213R-Vent.pdf (14 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • BidOpeningResults.pdf (178 KB)
  • PrebidAttendance1716.pdf (62 KB)