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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
Bid #smo92711
Invitation for Construction Bid: Gilbert Hall Asbestos Abatement
Award InfoPublished Tuesday October 4, 2011
Awarded to:
Contractor: LVI Environmental Services, Inc., Villa Park, IL
Amount: An estimated $508,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 9
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Project Description
Bids are requested for the asbestos abatement of acoustical plaster ceilings, spray-applied fireproofing, thermal system insulation, flooring materials, caulk, glazing, transite and other miscellaneous materials. The project will be completed in two phases. Phase #1 will be conducted October - December 2011 and Phase #2 will be completed in summer 2012. All work will be done at Gilbert Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2011:
Purchasing Office
Lowden Hall, Room 107
DeKalb, IL 60115
Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
There is a mandatory pre-bid meeting required for this project to be held September 20, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. in Gilbert Hall, lower level, located on the Northern Illinois University DeKalb Campus.

Bidders must attend the pre-bid walk-through, visit the site, sign in with a facility representative, and indicate the site visit on the bid form to be eligible to bid this project.
For questions regarding this bid, contact Mike Bartos at 630-654-2550.
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 Hall Asbestos Abatement Project" 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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