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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #C55216-0004M

Invitation for Bid: air conditioners

Award Info
Published Monday April 30, 2001
Awarded to:
Vendor:  Islandaire, Inc., RonKonKoma, NY,
Amount:  $88,800
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday April 9, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 26, 2001:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

for air conditioners (Bid # C55216-0004M). Southern Illinois University Carbondale is interested in purchasing 100 air-cooled slide-in packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) chassis with normal cooling capacity of 12,000 BTUH to meet the following minimum specifications:

  • Units shall fit into existing wall sleeve, replacing existing PTAC (Manufactured by American Air Filter Type 16).
  • The inside dimensions for the existing cabinets are 41-1/2" in length, 16-1/16" in height, and 20-3/8" in depth.
  • It shall be the responsibility of the bidders to visit the site and verify all dimensions and be responsible for the same.
  • The unit chassis shall consist of a compressor, condenser fan and coil, twin evaporator fans and coil, and unit controls.
  • The chassis shall be completely assembled and factory tested prior to shipment and shall be so designed as to be easily removable from the wall sleeve for service.
  • Chassis must be UL Approved; ETL and ARL certification are not acceptable.
  • The outdoor fan motor shall be separate from the roomside fan motor, both to be permanent split capacitor type (two-speed with built-in automatic reset overload protection).
  • Single fan motors and shade pole motors are not acceptable.
  • Units shall operate from a dual power source.
  • The successful bidder must provide a line cord serving the compressor circuit only and a separate line cord serving the indoor fan and heating circuit only. Both circuits shall be line voltage (208 volts) and operated independently of each other.
  • Bidders must provide drawings indicating dimensions, rough-in connections, and electrical characteristics and connection requirements.
  • The apparent low bidder shall provide a complete sample unit within 30 days of being notified as being the apparent low bidder.
  • The successful vendor must demonstrate to the satisfaction of SIU that the unit will fit into existing wall sleeves without any modifications to the wall sleeve or PTAC.
  • The sample unit must comply with all requirements specified in the request for quotation.
  • All costs associated with submitting sample shall be the responsibility of the vendor, and included in the base bid.
The award of this contract will be made to the lowest bidder meeting specifications and conditions.

The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids or parts thereof. Contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Bidding documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bid proposals.

(Submitted by Pamela Brandt, State Purchasing Officer.)

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

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