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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S1017M
Invitation for Construction Bid: Earthwork and Utilities Work
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Friday March 2, 2012
This bid was included within the general contractor combined bid award (S1016M) to River City Construction, Benton, IL.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday November 3, 2011
The bid opening date has been changed to November 15, 2011.
First published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is seeking bids from qualified vendors to furnish all material, labor and equipment for the earthwork and utilities contract to construct the Student Services Building on the campus of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. The work shall be done in accordance with the plans and specifications entitled “Student Services Building” dated 10/13/2011. SIUC Project Labor Agreement and General Conditions shall apply to this project.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2011:
Procurement Services
108 Miles Hall 2nd Floor, MC-6813
1255 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
This project is for the construction of a new four level building of approximately 100,000 gross square feet and a partial underground mechanical space of 4,000 gross square feet. The building is to be constructed along Lincoln Drive where the two level parking structure is currently located. The building will be used as an administrative office building and a welcoming center with supporting spaces including offices, meeting rooms, multi-purpose rooms, lobbies, restroom facilities, exit spaces and mechanical support spaces. The project is to be designed to meet applicable building codes (IBC 2009, ADA, Illinois State Plumbing Codes, Seismic) as well as SIUC Design Standards. Exterior work includes demolition of the existing parking structure and related site (under a separate bid package), site development, utilities (electrical and water) within five feet of the building, landscaping, grading, pedestrian and vehicular paving, water, electrical and lighting.

The building is to be constructed of a reinforced concrete foundation system, steel frame, brick and stone veneer walls, reinforced concrete floors supported on steel framing, light gage metal studs, steeply sloped roof system with synthetic slate shingles, color coated aluminum thermal pane glass windows and doors, wooden interior doors, painted gypsum board walls and ceilings, acoustical tile ceilings, a variety of floor and wall finishes, ornamental railing systems and comprehensive environmental systems to include chilled water cooling, steam heating, ventilating, electrical, lighting, exterior building lighting, plumbing, ventilating, fire protection, fire alarm and emergency lighting, elevators and information technology (data, telephone, cabling) support. The project is not to be LEED Certified; however sustainable design aspects will be incorporated.
A highly recommended pre-bid conference is scheduled for this project at the Old National Lounge, SIU Arena South Lobby, on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus October 25, 2011 at 2:00p.m. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged. All questions are due in writing to the A/E on or before 4:00p.m., October 28, 2011.
The available PDF attachment pertaining to this Request for Quotation does not include the drawings and project manual; however, you must download and print the file in order to bid this project as a prime contractor. The plans and project manual will be distributed by another source. Detailed contact information for SIUC Procurement Services, the architect of record, and the plan distribution print shop are included within the General Information section of the PDF attachment.
Effective January 1, communications regarding the specifications of this solicitation, which are not given in a public forum, are subject to public reporting. Questions regarding where the bid is to be mailed, the date and time of the opening or how to obtain a copy of the solicitation or any other procedural question will not need to be reported. The disclosure of the inquiries that need to be reported will include the name, address, phone number and email address of the person and firm making the inquiry. The reporting of this information will be published on the Procurement Policy Board website:

For additional information, contact:
Gregory Simmons
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
All responses must include:
  • Submit 1 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
  • Sealed envelopes containing the bids have the bid number and project title on the envelope.
  • Bid security (see complete bid 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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