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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #E13375-6947-6952M

Invitation for Construction Bid: Troutt Wittmann Academic and Training Center

Award Info
Published Wednesday September 29, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple vendors:
Fager McGee Commercial Construction, Inc., (General--$1,990,000)
Litton Enterprises, Inc., (Plumbing--$66,964)
Southern Illinois Piping Contractors (Heating--$165,000)
Quality Sheet Metals, Inc. (Ventilation--$157,152)
Heartland Mechanical Contractors, Inc., (Electrical--$305,660.00)

Amount:  Total of $2,684,776
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
Awards were based as follows:
General Contract: Base bid plus alternates G-1, G-2, G-4B and G-10
Plumbing Contract: Base bid only
Heating Contract: Base bid plus alternate H-1
Ventilation Contract: Base bid plus alternate V-1
Electrical Contract: Base bid plus alternate E-1

The sprinkler bids were all rejected and may or may not be re-bid at a later date.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday May 14, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday June 3, 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 Troutt Wittmann Academic and Training Center project (Bid # E13375-6947-6952M).

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be accepting bids for the construction of a new 12,400 square foot addition to Lingle Hall on the Carbondale campus.

Work consists of: Construction of approximately 12,400 sq. ft. of new building. Construction will be poured concrete footings, concrete foundations, concrete slab on grade. Exterior walls are concrete, metal studs, face brick veneer/cavity wall, aluminum window systems. Roofing system is single ply membrane roofing on rigid insulation on steel roof deck on steel beams. Interior walls are metal studs with gypsum board. Interior finishes include painted walls, vinyl wall covering, acoustical panel ceiling system, carpet and resilient flooring.

The project shall bid under 6 separate contracts as listed:

  1. General
  2. Heating
  3. Ventilation
  4. Electrical
  5. Sprinkler
  6. Plumbing
All work associated with this contract must be completed by August 5, 2005.

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 percent of the total 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 percent 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
1468 Green Mount Road
O''Fallon, IL 62269
Phone: 618-624-9055
Fax: 618-624-9065
National Construction News
1133 West Mill Rd
Evansville, IN 47710
Phone: 877-335-7004
Fax: 812-464-5197
Western Kentucky Construction Association
2201 McCracken Blvd
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: 270-744-6261
Fax: 270-744-9522
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 Thursday, June 3, 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 May 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. CDST in the Lunch 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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