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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #M072022

Invitation for Bid: BioLaunch Core Facility McLafferty Annex

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Friday September 23, 2022
Project came in over budget. New plans and specifications are being developed. We will rebid.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday August 16, 2022
Addendum 5 is attached which acknowledges White & Borgognoni addendum 2 BioLaunch.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday August 12, 2022
White & Borgognoni addendum 2 BioLaunch is attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday August 8, 2022
The bid opening date has been moved to August 18, 2022.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday August 2, 2022
Addendum 3 is attached which includes prebid meeting minutes and attendee sheets. White & Borgognoni addendum 1 BioLaunch, addendum 1 for Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing are attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday July 27, 2022
Addendum 2 is attached. Downloadable drawings have been uploaded.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday July 22, 2022
Addendum 1 is attached which contains revised pricing proposals for the General Contractor and the Plumbing Contractor.
First published Thursday, July 21, 2022
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday August 18, 2022:
At the following address:
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901-0000
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University (University) requests responses from responsible vendors to meet its needs. A brief description is set forth below, with detailed requirements in subsequent sections of this solicitation. If you are interested and able to meet these requirements, the University appreciates and welcomes a response. Brief Description: The BioLaunch Core Facility will occupy about 7,500 square feet of space at McLafferty Annex and will offer spaces for cutting-edge research in life sciences and represent a critical component of research and development for companies in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medicines, medical devices and diagnostics, research and manufacturing organizations, and more. The divisions of work and trades will require a General Contractor, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical.
Registration for conducting business with the State of Illinois: (30 ILCS 500/20-43) Sec. 20-43. Bidder or offeror authorized to do business in Illinois. In addition to meeting any other requirement of law or rule, a person (other than an individual acting as a sole proprietor) may qualify as a bidder or offeror under this Code only if the person is a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid, offer, or proposal. The legal entity must be authorized to transact business or conduct affairs in Illinois prior to execution of the contract. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification. You may register to do business at
If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. If it is discovered that the vendor is non-compliant, but made a good faith effort to comply with registration efforts prior to the date the bid or offer is due, a chief procurement officer may provide the bidder 5 business days to achieve compliance. A chief procurement officer may extend the time to prove compliance by as long as necessary in the event that there is a failure within the State Board of Elections registration system. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.
Please include your Illinois Procurement Gateway registration number. If you are not registered, you may register at It is highly recommended that your register with the Illinois Procurement Gateway. You do not have to be registered at the time of bid opening to be in compliance.
There will be a pre-submission conference scheduled for this solicitation on July 27, 2022 at 10:00am located at the Facilities and Energy Management Breakroom, 210 Physical Plant Drive Carbondale, IL 62901. We will discuss the State of Illinois requirements, BEP/Veteran goals and Project Scope. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you attend the pre-submission conference.
NOTE: You must submit either Form A or Form B in your response. You must submit the Utilization plan with your response. You must be registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections prior to the bid opening date. Failure to register with the ISBE by bid opening date and failure to submit Form A or Form B and the Utilization plan will result in your bid being considered as Non-Responsive.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Eric Massey
Phone: (618) 453-6715
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof.
This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.

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
  • M072022BioLaunchCoreFacility.pdf (1005 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • M072022Addendum1.pdf (1 MB)
  • M072022Addendum1Architectural.pdf (1 MB)
  • M072022Addendum1Electrical.pdf (20 MB)
  • M072022Addendum1Mechanical.pdf (6 MB)
  • M072022Addendum1Plumbing.pdf (25 MB)
  • M072022Addendum2.pdf (6 KB)
  • M072022Addendum3.pdf (2 MB)
  • M072022Addendum4.pdf (6 KB)
  • M072022Addendum5.pdf (6 KB)
  • M072022BioLaunch1ReplacementDrawings.pdf (23 MB)
  • M072022BioLaunch2ReplacementDrawings.pdf (26 MB)
  • M072022BioLaunchDrawings1of2.pdf (20 MB)
  • M072022BioLaunchDrawings2of2.pdf (26 MB)
  • M072022BioLaunchProjectManual.pdf (22 MB)
  • M072022GCs.pdf (268 KB)
  • M072022PLA2020-2023.pdf (1 MB)
  • M072022UtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • M072022WBAddendum1BioLaunch.pdf (20 MB)
  • M072022WBAddendum2BioLaunch.pdf (7 MB)