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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
Bid #R80700A

Invitation for Construction Bid: Building H Cooling Tower Replacement

Award Info
Published Monday November 19, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Voris Mechanical, 370 Windy Pt Drive, Glenview Heights, Illinois (Mechanical-$509,770) and Hiram Electrical, 1351 W Foster Avenue, Chicago, Illinois (Electrical-$30,332)
Amount:  the amounts given above
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday September 19, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday October 10, 2001:
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 Building H Cooling Tower Replacement project (Bid # R80700A).

This project, No. 08-0000-0700, Building H Cooling Tower Replacement, consists of replacing the existing cooling tower on the roof of Building H with new cooling towers utilizing existing roof penetration and curbs to the greatest extent possible and not overload the existing structure. The cooling towers serve two 1,250-ton centrifugal chillers located in Building H. This refrigeration contract shall include demolition of existing cooling towers, installation of new cooling towers and piping, structural engineering and implementation of structural modifications for support of new cooling towers, asbestos control and abatement, controls and commissioning and training. Any electrical work will be provided under separate contract.

Bid Security: Refrigeration ($21,000), Electrical ($1,000).

Bid documents may be obtained by contacting Facilities Management at: 773/442-5230. See the University's web site at

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked Building H Cooling Tower Replacement. Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Wednesday, October 10, 2001. 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 Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in Building H.

(Submitted by David Jonaitis, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Susan Zoltek

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