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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #R36562

Invitation for Construction Bid: Modernization of Loading Dock Elevators

Award Info
Published Wednesday December 4, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Otis Elevator Company
Amount:  $434,600
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 5
The University also has the option to purchase and install, if required, a replacement hydraulic cylinder at a cost of $39,500, for a total potential award of $474,100.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday September 30, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday October 24, 2002:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the Modernization of Library and Building E Loading Dock Elevators project.

This project includes the furnishing and installing of all necessary labor, material and equipment required to complete project No. 12-0094-0702, Library and Building E Loading Dock Elevators Modernization. Work involves replacing major components on one Building E Loading Dock No. 4 geared electric traction passenger/service elevator and three Ronald Williams Library No's. 8, 9, & 10 passenger elevators including required maintenance and all electrical work for elevators located in two buildings at the University's main campus site. Contact Facilities Management at 773/442-5230 for bid documents.

Building E - Loading Dock Elevator No. 4
Provision of new geared drive machine with AC motor, new motion and operational control, new car and hall pushbutton fixtures, new power conversion unit, and new door operator with protective devices on one geared electric traction passenger/service elevator. Work includes replacement and relocation of fused disconnect switch and provision of 110 volt fused disconnect switch. Expected final completion by Friday, March 28, 2003.

Ronald Williams Library Elevators No/s. 8, 9, 10
Provision of new oil-hydraulic drive units of dry design with new motors, pumps and valves, new motion and operational control, new car and hall pushbutton fixtures, and new door operator with protective devices on three oil-hydraulic passenger elevators. Work includes provision of three 110-volt fused disconnect switches and pressure relief valve setting tests per ASME A17.1 Safety Code Rule 1005.2a and full-capacity 2-hour standing load tests of underground cylinders; provision of unit cost for installed cost per hydraulic cylinder to replace any leaking cylinders; provision of alternate add to base bid for removing and bringing into the Library Building, equipment and materials during premium time if scheduled other than normal business hours. Expected final completion by Tuesday, July 1, 2003.

The bid due date has been extended to Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 2:00P.M.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Modernization of Library and Building E Loading Dock Elevators. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, October 24, 2002. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • 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 Bond.
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2002, at 9:00 a.m., in Building H, Training Room.

(Submitted by David Jonaitis, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Susan Zoltek

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