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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo12815
Invitation for Construction Bid: Grant Residence Hall Central Core Roof Replacement
Award Info Published Monday February 9, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: McDermaid Roofing and Insulating Co., Rockford, IL
Amount: An estimated $770,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Project Description
Bids are requested for the removal and replacement of an existing built-up roof membrane, flashing system and metal copings. Approximate roof area is 58,600 square feet all on one level. Miscellaneous other improvements supporting the project are also to be completed as shown on the contract documents. All work to be done at Grant Residence Hall at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 28, 2015:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
The mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit will be held Wednesday, January 14, at 2:00 P.M. local time.

The meeting will be held at NIU Architectural & Engineering Services Office, 120 W. Stadium Drive, DeKalb, IL 60115, with a site visit to immediately follow the meeting.
Bidders must attend the pre-bid meeting which will include a visit to the site, must sign in at the pre-bid meeting and must indicate the site visit on their bid form to be eligible to bid this project.
For technical questions and pre-bid information, contact Belinda Roller at 815-753-1257 or
Plans are available at BHFX Digital Imaging. Call your local BHFX location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on "All Public Jobs”, then click on "NIU-Grant Residence Hall Central Core Roof Replacement" 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, 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 - 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.
  • There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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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