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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #JLT152560
Invitation for Construction Bid: Demolition of Douglas Hall
Award Info Published Wednesday October 15, 2014
Awarded to:
Contractor: American Demolition Corporation, Elgin, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,374,625
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Project Description
Bids are requested for the demolition of Douglas Hall. Demolition will also include the removal of various other site items as detailed in the contract plans as well as backfilling and site restoration. The general location of the proposed improvements is located on the Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, Illinois. The project site and demolition of Douglas Hall is located in an area confined by Stadium Drive East and Stadium Drive West as well as Douglas Drive and Stadium Drive North. See the contract plans for location of haul routes and existing earth stockpiles located west of the project site. There is also a suggested location designated for recycling of demolition debris.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 9, 2014:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
There is a pre-bid meeting required for this project scheduled for Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. local time in the Physical Plant Conference Room, 120 W. Stadium Drive, Room 112, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Bidders must visit the site, sign in with a facility representative, and indicate the site visit on the bid form.

Bidders who fail to visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.

For site information, contact Ken George at 815-753-0388.

Plans are available at BHFX Digital Imaging. Call your local BHFX location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on "Public Jobs", and then click on "NIU-Demolition of Douglas Hall" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions in regards to receiving documents, call BHFX's location in Rockford, IL, phone number 815-397-8800.

For additional information, contact:
Jessica Tyrrell
Northern Illinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-1674
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
All responses must include:
  • Submit 1 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 no BEP goal for this procurement.

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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