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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #K1228M
Invitation for Bid: Fiber Optic Cable Installation
Award InfoPublished Wednesday March 19, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Berco Construction, Incorporated, Cottage Hills, IL
Amount: An estimated $155,404.23
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Steve Todt.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday October 29, 2013
The bid opening date has been changed to November 7, 2013 at 2:00PM CST.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday October 10, 2013
The bid opening date has been changed to October 31st, 2013 at 2:00 PM.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday October 1, 2013
The pre-bid meeting date and time has been changed to October 10th, at 9:00 AM and will be held at the same location as previously noted. The opening of the bid will now be October 24th. Also, the University would like the project to be started November 15, 2013 and end approximately by January 15, 2014. CAD drawing information will be uploaded as an amendment tomorrow.
First published Monday, September 30, 2013
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday November 7, 2013:

Procurement Services
113 Wakeland Hall, MC-6813
1215 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks to obtain a single provider for installation of fiber optic cables for Phase 1 of the Fiber to Every Building Project. This phase of the project includes the installation of fiber optic cables from the Student Center going north to buildings such as the Rainbow’s End Child Development and the Glove Factory.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals, if applicable. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • K1228M.pdf (4 MB)
  • K1228MAmendment1.pdf (427 KB)
  • K1228MCADDrawings.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • K1228MAdditionalQuestionsandAnswers.pdf (88 KB)
  • K1228MPre-BidMeetingMinutes.pdf (138 KB)
  • K1228MSIUStudentCenterNorthFiberRoute.xls (89 KB)
  • SIUFiberPlan.dwg (28 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • K1228MBidTabulation.pdf (15 KB)