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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo21512
Invitation for Construction Bid: Stevenson Towers A & B Fire Sprinkler System
Award InfoPublished Thursday February 23, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Continental Fire Sprinkler Company, Davenport, IA
Amount: An estimated $809,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, January 6, 2012
Project Description
Bids are requested for the installation of fire sprinkler systems for Stevenson Towers South A & B, 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, Wednesday, February 15, 2012:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
A pre-bid meeting and site visit is required for this project and is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at 2:00 pm local time. The pre-bid meeting will be held in Stevenson Towers South-Conference Room 185. An NIU parking permit will be required for all vehicles and can be obtained just prior to the pre-bid meeting in Conference Room 185.

Bidders must visit the site, sign in with a facility representative and indicate the site visit on the bid form.
Bidders who fail to visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.
For site visits contact Atique Ahmed, NIU Architectural & Engineering Services Department, at 815-753-0730.
For technical questions, contact Rick Glenn, 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 South A & B" 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.

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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