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Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo43019
Invitation for Construction Bid: Neptune East Toilet/Shower Renovations
Award Info Published Thursday May 9, 2019
Awarded to:
Contractor: Ringland-Johnson, Inc, Cherry Valley, IL
Amount: An estimated $212,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
Vendor awarded met BEP requirements of 20% (10% MBE and 10% WBE)
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Carla Carreno.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Project Description
Bids are requested for the remodel of existing spaces to add single-user toilets including finishes, toilet fixtures, toilet accessories, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work along with all the appurtenances necessary for a complete installation. All work will be done at Neptune East at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 30, 2019:
At the following address
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Pre-Bid Meeting / Site Visit
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting required for this project
Bidders must visit the site, sign in with the facility representative and indicate the site visit on the bid form.

The Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on April 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm (Central Standard Time).

Pre-Bid Meeting will be held in Holmes Student Center Tower (HSC) Room 306, 340 Carroll Avenue, Dekalb, IL. Parking is available for $5 in the Pay Lot south of HSC or $1 Pay Stations in Lot 5 Contact NIU Campus Parking Services at 815.753.1045 for additional information.

Bidders who fail to attend the pre-bid meeting and visit the site will not be allowed to bid on this project.

For technical questions in writing contact Nate Cox

For site visit/site related questions in writing contact Ben Ritter at

This Bid has a BEP Goal-10% Minority (MBE) and 10% Women owned (WBE)The University desires participation either on a direct basis or through subcontracting efforts. The Bidder must submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan in accordance with Section 00 2121 of this bid document.

At the time of bid, Vendor, and/or proposed Subcontractor(s) must be certified with CMS as BEP vendor. Failure to complete a Utilization Plan (with Letter of Intent(s)) or provide Good Faith Effort documentation shall render the bid non-responsive or not responsible.

Plans are available at BHFX Digital Imaging. Call your local BHFX location for specifications and plans, or go to, click on Public Jobs, then click on "Neptune East Toilet/Shower Renovations" to view and order specifications and plans. If you have any questions regarding documents, call BHFX Digital Imaging at their Elgin, Illinois location at phone number 847-742-2876

For additional information, contact:
Scott Olsen
Northern Illinois University
Procurement Services & Contract Management
590 College Avenue
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828
Phone: (815) 753-6111
FAX: (815) 753-6800
State Purchasing Officer - Carla Carreno
All responses must include:
  • Submit 2 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 a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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