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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo32012
Invitation for Construction Bid: Gilbert Residence Hall Plumbing Rebid
Award InfoPublished Wednesday March 28, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Action Plumbing Company, West Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $1,179,000
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, March 2, 2012
Project Description
This is a rebid for the Plumbing Trades ONLY contract for Gilbert Hall Renovation. The construction documents (specifications, drawings, addenda) for the same project under Bid No. #SMO22312 and #SMO30112 are considered a part of the rebid documents.

Bids are requested for the renovation of the existing Gilbert Hall, including renovation of the first, second, third, and fourth floors; removal and reconstruction of the East entrance/ portico; removal and relocation of existing loading dock; construction of a West patio (below grade); removal and reconstruction of East patios; removal and installation of new roofing system; new sprinkler system throughout; new fire alarm system throughout; new mechanical system throughout; new electrical system throughout (including audiovisual, communications, and security); and new plumbing system throughout.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, 2012:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Site Visit
A site visit is mandatory for this portion of the project.

A site visit will be available for all bidders on March 14, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All bidders must sign in at the site visit.
For technical questions, contact Ken Johnson at Cordogan Clark & Associates at 630-896-4678.

For NIU questions, contact Patricia Perkins at 815-753-2900.
****Contractors are responsible for purchasing their own plans and specifications as well as any addenda. Contractors who have already purchased drawings for the original bid for Gilbert Hall Renovation (Bid numbers SMO22312 and SMO30112) are not required to purchase new drawings. All previous addenda (4 total) are included as part of this re-bid.****
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-Gilbert Residence Hall Plumbing Rebid" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions in regards to receiving documents, call BHFX, LLC, phone number 815-397-8800, Rockford, Illinois.

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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