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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C422M

Invitation for Construction Bid: Automatic Sprinkler System Installation

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 20, 2006
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Premier Fire Protection, Incorporated, Paducah, KY
Amount:  $959,500
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday January 18, 2006
Project Description

The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the installation of an automatic sprinkler system project (Bid # C422M).

The University is seeking bids for a certified contractor to provide all labor, materials, and equipment necessary for the installation of an automatic sprinkler system in Mae Smith Hall on campus.

The project scope includes installation of a new pre-action dry sprinkler system for the dorm rooms, corridors, and common living spaces, and also consists of removal and replacement of the existing fire pump. Included is an upgrade and integration of the existing fire alarm system into the new sprinkler system, as well as, a new lay-in ceiling for the first floor and new pipe covering and chases as required by sprinkler piping.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday February 7, 2006:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

An award will be made to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and conditions.

Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked installation of an automatic sprinkler system. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • 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 Bond.
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held January 31, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. CST in the SIUC Physical Plant lunchroom. All contractors wishing to submit a bid must be present.

(Submitted by Kevin Bame, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714

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