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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #SMO32613
Invitation for Construction Bid: Video Board & Scoreboard Upgrade-Gen. Contractor
Change Order
Published Tuesday December 2, 2014
Contractor: Larson & Larson Builders
Change Order Amount: $19,172
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday April 18, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Larson & Larson Builders, Loves Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $295,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
The solicitation did not include a BEP provision.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, March 4, 2013
Project Description
Bids are requested for the infrastructure improvements associated with scoreboard upgrade and new video boards at Huskie Stadium, as well as the construction of a new central control room within the Convocation Center. The work scope includes modifying the existing steel scoreboard structure to accommodate the scoreboard upgrades and a new camera platform, as well as all HVAC and electrical work necessary to provide adequate power and communication cabling throughout both facilities. Work will be conducted at Huskie Stadium, Convocation Center, and Yordon Center at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus, DeKalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 26, 2013:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 1:30 PM local time to review the project conditions for each location. Bidders shall meet in the NIU Physical Plant Conference Room, 120 W. Stadium Drive, Room 112, DeKalb, IL 60115.

All Electrical and General Contractors must attend, visit the site, sign in with a facility representative, and indicate the site visit on the bid form.

Bidders who fail to attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting will not be allowed to bid on this project.

For site visit information, contact Ben Ritter at 815-753-6258.
Plans are available at BHFX, LLC. Call your local BHFX, LLC location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on "Enter Document Management Center" which opens up the "Public Jobs" list, then click on "NIU-Huskie Stadium and Convocation Center Video Board and Scoreboard Upgrade" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions in regards to receiving documents, call BHFX, LLC, phone number 815-397-8800, Rockford, Illinois.

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 - 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.

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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