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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo100609
Invitation for Construction Bid: Asbestos Abatement Grant Residential Tower "C"
Award InfoPublished Wednesday October 7, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: EHC Industries, Inc., Wauconda, IL
Amount: $354,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 10
NIU reserves the right to amend this contract as needed in the event that unforeseen expenses arise in the completion of this project.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, September 14, 2009
Project Description
Bids are requested for the limited demolition and asbestos abatement of the Grant Residential Tower "C" to facilitate the renovation of the building. The project encompasses 100,000 square feet of residence hall built in the late 1960's. All work will be done at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus, DeKalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 6, 2009:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870
Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting/Site Visit
The mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 9:00 AM local time in the Grant Residential Tower "C" Formal Lounge on September 23, 2009. Bidders who fail to attend the pre-bid meeting and visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.

Only local contractors within a 100-mile radius of DeKalb, Illinois, will be allowed to bid this project.
Bidders whose home office is more than 100 miles from DeKalb, Illinois, will not be allowed to bid on this project.
For technical questions regarding this bid, contact Mike Bartos at Hygieneering, Inc. at 630-654-2550 or Patricia Perkins at 815-753-2900.
Plans are available at BHFX, LLC. Call your local BHFX, LLC location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on "Enter Planroom," then click on "Public Jobs," and then click on "NIU-Asbestos Abatement Grant Residential Tower C" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions in regards to receiving documents, call Wendy at BHFX, LLC, phone number 815-397-8800.

For additional information, contact:
Scott Olsen
Phone: (815) 753-6111
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.

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