Northern Illinois University awarded a contract for pipeline repair/replacement in the estimated amount of $30,000 on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 . The natural gas pipeline serving Douglas Hall has been found to be badly deteriorated and leaking. Replacement is required immediately because of health and safety issues and to maintain services required upon occupancy of the dormitory next week. The contractor is on-site now doing similar work for another line and can begin immediately. An estimated 200' or more of pipe will be excavated and replaced. This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which public health or safety was threatened.
(Submitted by , State Purchasing Officer.)