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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo112019

Invitation for Construction Bid: ROOF REPLACEMENT AT STEVENSON TOWERS A, B, C & D

Award Info Published Wednesday March 11, 2020
Awarded to:
Contractor: Sterling Commercial Roofing, Inc, Sterling, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,100,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7
Sterling Commercial Roofing - BEP Vendor Garth Products Services Corporation 20%br 1. Vendor A-1 Roofing Company BEP vendors Garth Building Products Services 20% 2. Vendor Elens Maichn Roofing Sheet Metal, Inc BEP Vendors Mack Construction Services, LLC 20% 3. Vendor Riddiford Roofing Company- no BEP given 4. Vendor Combined Roofing Services, LLC BEP Vendors Mack Construction Services, LLC 10% Royal Crane Service, Inc 10% 5. Vendor DCG Roofing Solutions, Inc BEP Vendors Garth Building Products and Services 8% La Grange Crane Service, Inc 12% 6. Vendor L Marshall, Inc BEP Vendors Garth Building Products Services 20% 7. Vendor Bennett Brosseau Roofing, Inc BEP Vendors no BEP
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Carla Carreno.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Project Description
Bids are requested for the removal and replacement of the existing roof and penthouse roof at Stevenson Towers A, B, C and D. The work includes removal of existing roof system and installation of new Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) membrane roofing system. The work also includes all replacement and/or repair of all associated roofing components and accessories. New roof hatch will be installed at all penthouse roofs. All work to be done at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb Campus, Dekalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019:
At the following address
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Pre-Bid Meeting / Site Visit
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting required for this project. The Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on November 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm local time in the Physical Plant Conference Room #112, 120 West Stadium Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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

For technical questions in writing contact Brian McElmeel at, and cc Scott Olsen at

For site visit/site related questions in writing contact Ben Ritter at, and cc Scott Olsen at

This Bid has a BEP Goal-of 20% to be awarded to Business Enterprise Program (BEP) CMS certified businesses. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or through subcontracting efforts. The Bidder must submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 00 2121 of this bid document.

At the time of bid, Vendor, and/or proposed Subcontractor(s) must be certified with CMS as BEP vendor. Failure to complete a Utilization Plan (with Letter of Intent(s)) or provide Good Faith Effort documentation shall render the bid non-responsive or not responsible.

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 "Roof Replacement at Stevenson Towers A, B, C & D" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions regarding documents, call BHFX Digital Imaging at their Elgin, Illinois location at phone number 847-742-2876.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Scott Olsen
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6111
FAX: (815) 753-6800
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Carla Carreno
All responses must include:
  • Submit 2 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.
  • 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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