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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo62911
Invitation for Construction Bid: Holmes Student Center North Roof Replacement
Award InfoPublished Monday July 11, 2011
Awarded to:
Contractor: Coleman Roofing Inc., Chicago Heights, IL
Amount: An estimated $408,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Project Description
Bids are requested for the replacement of the existing Built-Up Asphalt Roof membrane system including the removal and replacement of the entire existing roof membrane and all the appurtenances necessary for a complete installation. All work will be done at Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Campus, DeKalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2011:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
The required pre-bid meeting and site visit for this project will be Wednesday June 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time at the Physical Plant Building, Conference Room 112.

A site visit will follow the pre-bid meeting. All bidders must sign in for the pre-bid meeting 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 all technical questions, contact Jerry Tobola, Larson Engineering Inc. at 630-357-0540.
For additional site visit information, call Norm Jenkins, Associate Director, Holmes Student Center 815-753-4409.
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-Holmes Student Center North Roof Replacement" 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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