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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo32415-rebid
Invitation for Construction Bid: Huskie Stadium Turf Field Replacement Rebid
Award Info Published Thursday April 23, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Field Turf USA, Calhoun, GA
Amount: An estimated $365,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Project Description
Bids are requested for the replacement of the existing turf field within the Huskie Stadium and all the appurtenances necessary for a complete installation. All work will be done at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus, 1425 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2015:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Bidders must visit the site, and indicate a site visit on the bid form.

Bidders who fail to visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.

For technical questions and site visit questions:
--contact Ben Ritter at 815-753-6258

--or contact Matt Gonzalez/Special Projects Director at 815-753-9590

Plans and Specifications
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-Huskie Stadium Turf Field Replacement Rebid" 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.
Bid Opening
After the closing time bids will be opened publicly and forms will be read for completeness. This does not construe or reject any bids and is for information only. The bid form and all required forms listed on the bid form will be all that is read during the opening period.

Bid Acceptance or Rejection
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interests of the Owner after all bids have been examined and evaluated. Alternates, if considered will be accepted in any order as determined by the Owner.

Statutory Requirements
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wage and utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices as spelled out in NIU’s General Conditions.

Protest Review Office
Vendors may submit a written protest to the Protest Review Office following the requirements of the Higher Education Standard Procurement Rules. (44 Ill. Admin. Code 4.5550) For protests related to the solicitation, including specifications, the Protest Review Office must physically receive the protest no later than 14 days after the solicitation or related addendum was posted to the Bulletin. For protests related to rejection of individual responses, or of awards, the protest must be received by close of business no later than 14 days after the protesting party knows or should have known of the facts giving rise to the protest, or posting to the Bulletin, whichever is earlier. The Protest Review Office’s information is as follows: Chief Procurement Office for Higher Education Attn: Protest Review Office 513 Stratton Office Building 401 South Spring Street Springfield, IL 62706 Email:

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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