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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #E13375-6992-6997M

Invitation for Construction Bid: New Research Park Construction

Award Info
Published Monday March 21, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple vendors: Zeller Construction, (General - $1,357,320 included Base Bid plus all alternates); Southern Illinois Piping Contractors (Plumbing - $69,500); McDaniel Fire Systems, Inc. (Sprinkler - $39,946); Litton Enterprises, Inc., (Heating - $164,368); Heartland Mechanical Contractors, Inc., (Ventilation - $187,000); and Donco Electrical Construction, (Electrical - $235,600, included alternate)
Amount:  A total of $2,053,734
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The low bid amount was $2,053,734. All awards will be issued to the lowest bidder for each classification of work.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday January 27, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday February 14, 2005:
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 Southern Illinois Research Park project.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be accepting bids for the construction of a new single level 19,920 sq. ft. multi-tenant office building at the Southern Illinois Research Park located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

Separate sealed bids will be accepted for: General, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Electrical, Sprinkler and Site work. The general contractor will be the coordinator.

Bids shall be held firm for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of receipt.

A bid security in a dollar amount equal to 5% of the bid submitted shall accompany each bid in accordance with the bid documents. A performance/indemnity bond will be required in the amount equal to 100% of the accepted bid 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 technicalities or informalities in the bid process and to award in such a manner as is deemed to best serve the interests of the University.

A conditional or qualified bid will not be accepted. Faxed bids will not be accepted.

A contract will be issued to the contractor submitting the lowest responsive proposal that meets the intent of the bid documents.

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 Monday, February 14, 2005. 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 conference is scheduled for this project on February 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.CST in the lunchroom at Plant and Service Operations, 210 Physical Plant Drive, Carbondale. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly recommended.

(Submitted by Kevin Bame, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Kathy Elders

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