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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S1063M
Invitation for Construction Bid: Electrical Distribution Upgrade
Award InfoPublished Thursday March 8, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Brown Electric, Incorporated, Goreville, IL
Amount: $474,056
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
This award is contingent upon Board of Trustees approval at the scheduled March 22, 2012, Board of Trustees meeting.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, January 30, 2012
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is seeking bids from qualified vendors to furnish all material, labor and equipment necessary to perform the electrical distribution upgrade for Electrical Feeder 17a, on the campus of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

The work shall be done in accordance with the plans and specifications entitled "Distribution Upgrades" dated 1/26/2012.

The Project Labor Agreement and General Conditions shall apply to this project. This project is to be completed under one contract (Electrical).
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2012:
Procurement Services
108 Miles Hall 2nd Floor, MC-6813
1255 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
A highly recommended pre-bid conference is scheduled for this project at the Plant and Service Operations break room on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus on February 7, 2012 at 1:00p.m. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged. The Physical Plant Break Room is located at 210 Physical Plant Drive, Carbondale, IL.
The available PDF attachment pertaining to RFQ #S1063M 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. Detailed contact information for SIUC Procurement Services and the architect of record are included within the General Information section of the PDF attachment.
Effective January 1, 2011 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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Specification Documents
  • S1063M.pdf (2 MB)
  • S1063MAmendment1.pdf (183 KB)
  • S1063MAmendment1BRiC.pdf (319 KB)