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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo20211
Invitation for Construction Bid: Fire Sprinkler Systems Stevenson Towers C & D
Award InfoPublished Thursday February 10, 2011
Awarded to:
Contractor: Continental Fire Sprinkler Company, Omaha, NE
Amount: An estimated $883,560
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday January 31, 2011
The bid opening has been changed to February 7, 2011, at 2:00 PM local time.
First published Monday, January 3, 2011
Project Description
Bids are requested for the installation of fire sprinkler systems – Phase 3, for Stevenson Towers C & D, in accordance with the specifications and drawings. 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, Monday, February 7, 2011:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
There is a required pre-bid meeting and site visit for this project scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 2:00 PM local time at the NIU Physical Plant Conference Room
. Bidders must visit the site, sign in with a facility representative, and indicate the site visit on the bid form.
Bidders who fail to attend the pre-bid walk through will not be allowed to bid on this project.
For site visit questions, contact Atique Ahmed, NIU Architectural & Engineering Services, at 815-753-0730.
For technical questions regarding this project, contact Rick Glenn of Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp. at 847-953-7712.
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-Fire Sprinkler Systems at Stevenson Towers C & D" 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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