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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S1373M

Invitation for Construction Bid: Replace Hot Water Piping at Bailey Hall

Award Info Published Monday May 17, 2021

Southern Illinois Piping Contractors, Inc.Carbondale, IL

  • Amount: $133,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction
  • Triangle Insulation (subcontractor)
  • G2 Solutions (subcontractor)
  • J&S Excavating (subcontractor)
    BEP [22.1% / $29,395.03]
  • Calhoun Construction (subcontractor)
    VBP [3% / $3,990]

Unsuccessful respondents (4)



5 total

1 successful respondent

4 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP contractors
0 VBP contractors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Gregory Simmons, (618) 453-5751

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: 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 Thursday February 25, 2021
Addendum #1 is attached.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday February 18, 2021
Due to the extreme weather conditions that we have experienced this past week, we will offer another site visit opportunity on February 24, 2021 at 9am. Please meet at Bailey Hall located within Thompson Point. Contact Mike Schoeppel, SIUC Construction Manager, at 618-201-4154, so he knows you will be attending.

The bid opening has been changed to March 4, 2021.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday February 17, 2021
Since no questions were received by the February 16, 2021 deadline, an addendum will not be posted.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 16, 2021
The pre-bid minutes and attendance list are attached.
First published Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is accepting bids for an experienced mechanical contractor to furnish all material, labor and equipment to replace the hot water piping, pumps, valves and fittings and re-insulate at Bailey Hall on the campus of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. The work shall be done in accordance with the plans and specifications entitled Heating Hot Water Piping Replacement dated January 13, 2021.

SIU Carbondale Project Labor Agreement, General Conditions, and current Jackson County, Illinois prevailing wage shall all apply to this project.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 4, 2021:
At the following address
Procurement Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall, Room 449
Carbondale, IL 62901-0000
Project Scope:

This project consists of removal and replacement of heating system piping and hangers, pumps, valves and fittings and reinsulate in Bailey Hall as shown in the drawings and specified herein.
Pre-Bid Conference:

A highly recommended pre-bid teleconference is scheduled for this project on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10am. Telephone attendance on this pre-bid conference call is strongly encouraged. The toll free number to join this conference call is 877-937-7966, Access code: 1398794.

Bid Opening:

The public bid opening will be held as a teleconference only. The current bid opening date and time are Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00pm. The toll free number to join this conference telephone call is 877-937-7966, Access code: 1398794.
The PDF attachments pertaining to RFQ #S1373M include bid documents, drawings and the specifications project manual. 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.
Project Completion:

Contractor shall have access to project site after May 10, 2021. All work associated with this contract must be completed by July 23, 2021. The contractor will be responsible for providing all labor and equipment necessary to meet this schedule.
The University encourages MAFBE, SDVOSB and VOSB to compete for and participate in University contracts. The goals can be met by means of contracts let directly to CMS certified MAFBE, SDVOSB and VOSB business firms by University or indirectly by Proposer's ordering goods or services from minority, female and disabled firms when suppliers or subcontractors are needed to fulfill the Contract. See Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and Veteran Goal Information located within the front-end bid documents.
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. 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. Please check the Secretary of State website for information on how to register. The correct link is provided within the General Information section of this bid document

If you have a current certification, please include a copy with your bid response.
Board of Elections: Public Act 095-0971 - 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 Electionss 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.

If you have a current certification, please include a copy with your bid response.
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. The correct link is provided within the General Information section of this bid document.
Suppliers intending to respond to any posted requirement are encouraged to visit that site to insure that they have received a complete and current set of documents. Some notices may provide a downloadable copy of the pertinent procurement documents, as well as any amendments to those documents. Additionally, some notices may permit a supplier to submit a response to a posted requirement in an electronic format. Any supplier receiving a copy of procurement documents from a bid referral service and/or other third party is solely responsible for insuring that they received all necessary procurement documentation, including amendments. Interested suppliers should note that the State Universities in Illinois do not charge any fees (except any required surety documents) to obtain a copy of or respond to documents posted for competitive solicitation. The issuing University is not responsible for insuring that all or any procurement documentation is received by a supplier that is not appropriately registered with the issuing University.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Gregory Simmons
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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).
  • There is a 20 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 contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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
  • S1373M.pdf (17 MB)
  • S1373MAddendum1.pdf (81 KB)
  • S1373MPlans.pdf (4 MB)
  • S1373MProjectManual.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • S1373MPre-bidMinutesAttendance.pdf (164 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • S1373MSolicitationOpening.pdf (566 KB)