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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S1134M
Invitation for Construction Bid: Air Conditioning Improvements
Award InfoPublished Monday March 4, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Hock, Incorporated, Millstadt, IL
Amount: $570,000
Division of Work: Ventilating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Southern Illinois Piping Contractors, Incorporated, Carbondale, IL
Amount: $264,000
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: J&L Robinson Development and Construction Company, Carbondale, IL
Amount: $191,995
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Keith Martin, Incorporated, Johnston City, IL
Amount: $122,690
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 11
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, October 12, 2012
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is seeking bids from qualified vendors to furnish all material, labor and equipment necessary to complete the air conditioning improvements at Lentz Hall, on the campus of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. The work shall be done in accordance with the plans and specifications entitled "Air Conditioning Improvements at Lentz Hall" dated 10/1/2012. This project will be awarded to four separate trades as specified within the bid documents; "General Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Heating Contractor, and Ventilating Contractor."
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2012:
Procurement Services
113 Wakeland Hall, MC-6813
1215 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
This project consists of a complete installation including new air handler equipment, coils, ductwork, temperature controls, kitchen hood, piping and electrical equipment as shown in the drawings and specified herein. Note: General contractor will be the coordinating contractor for this project.
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 October 18, 2012 at 10:00a.m. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged. The Physical Plant Break Room is located at 210 Physical Plant Drive, Carbondale, IL. All questions are due in writing to the architect on or before 4:00p.m., Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
The available PDF attachment pertaining to RFQ #S1134M 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, the architect of record, and the plan house distribution list are included within the General Information section of the PDF attachment.
Registration for conducting business in 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. Do not confuse this requirement with the Board of Elections certification.

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Please include a copy of your certification with your bid response. Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.
Board of Elections: Public Act 095-0971, which became effective on January 1, 2009, requires vendors to register with the State Board of Elections before bidding on any State contract that exceeds $50,000. Registration is also required for all vendors currently holding and/or bidding on State contracts that in the aggregate exceed $50,000 in value. Please check the State Board of Elections website for information on how to register.

Please include your online certification with your bid response. See sample copy included within this bid package. Failure to be in compliance at the time of bid opening will result in your bid being considered non-responsive.

For additional information, contact:
Gregory Simmons
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
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
  • S1134M.pdf (1 MB)
  • S1134MAmendment1.pdf (741 KB)
  • S1134MAmendment2.pdf (43 KB)
  • S1134MPrebidMinutes.pdf (75 KB)