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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo121610
Invitation for Construction Bid: Cole Hall Renovations-General Contractor
Award InfoPublished Friday December 17, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: R.C. Wegman Construction, Aurora, IL
Amount: An estimated $2,148,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 12
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, November 18, 2010
Project Description
Bids are requested for the renovation of the existing Cole Hall building, including removal and reconstruction of the first floor lobby; interior remodel of the entire existing first floor for new lecture hall, museum, and computer lab; new sprinkler system throughout; upgraded fire alarm system throughout; upgraded mechanical system throughout; upgraded electrical system (including audiovisual and communications) throughout. This bid is for a General Contractor only.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 16, 2010:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
There will be a pre-bid Meeting for this project on December 1, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. local time at the Cole Hall main north entrance. Attendance is highly encouraged and all bidders are responsible for the information covered in the pre-bid meeting whether they attend or not.
A site visit will be required for this project.

The owner has provided the following dates and times in addition to the pre-bid meeting site visit as follows:

December 3, 2010 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cole Hall.
December 7, 2010 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cole Hall.

These additional site visit times will not include the verbal information provided at the pre-bid meeting. The owner will not provide a guided tour with engineers and architects on hand as they will at the pre-bid meeting.

Bidders who fail to visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.
For technical questions, contact Jennifer Villena-Johnson at Cordogan Clark & Associates (630) 896-4678.

For technical questions pertaining to the University, please contact Jeff Daurer at 815-753-5468.

For questions regarding the bid forms, contact Scott Olsen at 815-753-6111.
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-Cole Hall Renovation - Primes & General" 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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