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Northern Illinois University
Bid #SMO30718
Invitation for Construction Bid: Holmes Student Center Renovation Abatement
Award Info Published Wednesday March 21, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: EHC Industries, Inc., Wauconda, IL
Amount: An estimated $415,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
This award includes base bid and all alternates.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Project Description
Bids are requested for the Asbestos Abatement of Acoustical Plaster, Thermal System Insulation, Flooring Materials and Windows/Doors throughout Holmes Student Center (HSC), Basement, Ground Floor, Main Level and Second Floor. The project will be completed in four (4) phases starting in June 2018 and completed by July 2019. All work will be completed at Holmes Student Center (HSC) at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

This procurement will be contingent on required approvals. There is no guarantee that a purchase order will be issued as a result of this bid.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 7, 2018:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit:
There is a mandatory Pre-bid Meeting/Walk-through required for this project. It will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. local time in the Holmes Student Center Main Level Lobby (South Entrance) located at 340 Carroll Avenue on the Northern Illinois University Campus in DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Parking is available in the campus visitor's lot, located on Carroll Avenue just south of the building for a charge of $5 per vehicle.

Bidders must attend the Pre-Bid/Walk-through, sign in with a facility representative, and indicate the site visit on the bid form to be eligible to bid this project.

For technical questions regarding this project, contact: Michael J. Bartos, Hygieneering, Inc. at 630-742-6088 or

Plans are available at BHFX Digital Imaging. Call your local BHFX location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on Public Jobs, then click on "NIU-Holmes Student Center Renovation Abatement" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions in regards to receiving documents, call BHFX Digital Imaging?s Rockford, Illinois, location at phone number 815-397-8800.

For additional information, contact:
Scott Olsen
Northern Illinois University
Office of Procurement Services
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6111
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
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 a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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