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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo22608

Invitation for Construction Bid: Holmes Student Center 15th Floor University Suites

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday March 3, 2008
All bids exceeded the approved funding level for the project.
First published Wednesday February 6, 2008
Project Description
One floor of the Holmes Student Center hotel will be remodeled. Demolition has already occurred. The floor will be reconfigured to accommodate 3 suites and some public gathering area. Since demolition has left the floor wide open and clean to the concrete, the project will include all elements of interior construction including permanent ceiling replacement, new walls, new electrical and lighting, new drop ceiling grid, plumbing reconfiguration and installation, new finishes, HVAC, etc. The floor space involved is about 3,000 sq. ft.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday February 26, 2008:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
A pre-bid meeting will take place on February 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Room 506 on the DeKalb campus of Northern Illinois University. A tour of the floors involved will follow the pre-bid meeting. Visitor parking is available south of the Holmes Student Center on Carroll Avenue. Bidders who fail to attend the pre-bid will not be allowed to bid on the project.
For any specific technical questions, contact Jeff Daurer at 815-753-5468.
Plans are available at BHFX, LLC. Call your local BHFX, LLC location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on "Enter Planroom," then click on "Public Jobs," and then click on "NIU Holmes Student Center 15th Floor University Suites" 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.

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