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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #E13375-6936M

Invitation for Construction Bid: construction of a library storage facility

Award Info
Published Monday May 17, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  J & L Robinson Development & Construction Company, Inc., Carbondale, IL,
Amount:  $1,720,312
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday March 25, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 13, 2004:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the construction of a library storage facility project (Bid # E13375-6936M).

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be accepting bids for the construction of a new library storage facility to be located on McLafferty Road in Carbondale, IL.

The work under the contract includes, but shall not necessarily be limited to, development of the site, including grading, utilities, cutting and patching of paving, etc., and all other general work associated with the construction of the 50,000 sq. ft. metal building.

Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work will be completed by SIU trades at a later date.

All work associated with this contract must be completed by November 1, 2004.

All bids must be submitted on the "Request for Quotation" form provided by the Purchasing Department. Faxed bids will not be accepted.

A bid security in a dollar amount equal to 5% of the bid submitted shall accompany each bid in accordance with the bid documents. An indemnity (performance) bond will be required in the amount equal to 100% of the accepted bid will be required from the successful contractor.

Each bidder must have a current Illinois Department of Human Rights number.

All bidders must pay employees involved with construction on this project not less than the prevailing wage rate.

Southern Illinois University reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bid process and to accept bids which, in its judgment will be in its own best interest.

Bids shall be held firm and may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.

Drawings and specifications will be on file for reference at the following locations:

McGraw Hill Construction
F.W. Dodge
6330 Knox Industrial Drive, Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone: 314-781-2504
FAX: 314-645-2643

Southern Illinois Builders Association
7623 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-397-1400
Fax: 618-397-1756

Southern Illinois Builders Association
504 West Jackson Avenue
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-5904
Fax: 618-997-8791

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, April 13, 2004. 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)
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A pre-bid meeting to discuss the project will be held on April 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. CST in the Conference Room at Plant and Service Operations, 210 Physical Plant Drive, Carbondale, IL. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend.

(Submitted by Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Kathy Elders

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