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Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #66-0000-0912
Invitation for Construction Bid: El Centro Annex Remodel
Award Info Published Thursday September 11, 2014
Awarded to:
Contractor: Stuckey Construction Co. Inc, Waukegan, IL
Amount: $326,685
Division of Work: General Construction (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Stern Corp., Harvey, IL
Amount: $32,000
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Loyola Electrical Construction Company Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: $67,400
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: C. W. Burns Co. Inc., Downers Grove, IL
Amount: $93,000
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 9

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: Stuckey Construction Company, Inc., 20% MAFBE

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidders: AGAE Contractors, Inc. - $409,601, 22% MAFBE; The BOWA Group Inc. - $497,396, 0% MAFBE; Cornerstone Contracting, Inc. - $538,000, 100% MAFBE; Path Construction Company - $359,000, 20%; Paul Borg Construction Company - $393,788, 20% MAFBE; Tyler Lane Construction Inc. - $538,283, 20% MAFBE.

Ventilation Work: Award of base bid.

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

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidders: Amber Mechanical Contractors, Inc. - $36,880, 20% MAFBE; CT Mechanical LLC - $32,200, 100% MAFBE.

Electrical Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: Loyola Electrical Construction Company, Inc., 20% MAFBE.

MAFBE Goal: Unsuccessful bidder: Broadway Electric Inc. - $94,355, 20% MAFBE.

Plumbing Work: Award of base bid.

MAFBE Goal: Successful bidder: C. W. Burns Co., Inc., 20% MAFBE.

Contract for Fire Protection not awarded due to lack of responsive bidders.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 31, 2014
El Centro Annex Remodel
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Friday, August 22, 2014:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Northeastern Illinois University ("NEIU") is seeking bids from qualified firms to provide all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete the project known as El Centro Annex Remodel ("Project"), Project No. 66-0000-0912.

This Project consists of exterior and interior remodeling of an existing 2100 square foot brick masonry Annex Building located at the new NEIU El Centro Site - Annex at 3410 North Avondale Avenue in Chicago, IL. Project scope includes, but is not limited to, masonry work, site work, new exterior door and windows, retrofit of existing doors, miscellaneous exterior demolition, repairs and modification, new interior build-out including modifications to plumbing, ventilation, fire prevention and electrical systems.

The El Centro Annex Remodel project is funded entirely by NEIU. This is not a State of Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) project.

Separate Prime Contracts will be awarded for:

1. General Construction - Including responsibility as coordinating contractor
2. Plumbing
3. Heating
4. Ventilating
5. Electrical
6. Fire Suppression

BID SECURITY: 5% of the base bid amount.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM, in El Centro Annex Building located at 3410 North Avondale Avenue, Chicago, IL

NEIU strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities ("MAFBE"). NEIU desires participation either on a direct basis or through sub-contracting efforts. NEIU has set a Business Enterprise ("BEP") Utilization Plan goal of 20% for this Project and bidders are required to submit a BEP Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 004115 of this bid document.

For additional information, contact:
Jason Garcia
Phone: (773) 442-5305
FAX: (773) 442-5314
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
All responses must include:
  • Submit 4 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
  • 66-0000-0912_Addendum1.pdf (74 KB)
  • 66-0000-0912_Addendum1_Drawings.pdf (3 MB)
  • IFB66-0000-0912-Manual.pdf (3 MB)
  • IFB66-0000-0912Drawings.pdf (12 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • 66-0000-0912_PreBidAttendance.pdf (201 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • IFB66-0000-0912BIDTABS.pdf (84 KB)