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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S200028-7588M
Invitation for Construction Bid: Drywall and Acoustical Ceilings
Award InfoPublished Friday April 10, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: A & K Specialty Contractors, Inc., Marion, IL
Amount: $1,677,533
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is accepting bids to provide all labor, material, equipment, supervision and other items necessary to complete the drywall and acoustical ceilings work for the arena and athletic building as required by the Contract Documents.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 4, 2009:
Purchasing Department
108 Miles Hall 2nd Floor, MC-6813
1255 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Bid package #3 of the project consists of 16 separate bids pertaining to a new football stadium, the arena renovation, and a new athletic building addition. In order to bid these contracts, the bidder will be required to obtain all bid documents pertaining to each specific project.
Project Description for the Arena Renovation
Renovation of existing arena to include new upper and lower bowl seating, 32,500 square feet of new toilet and concessions, new storefront and curtain wall system to replace existing, upgrade of MEP systems, new scoreboard and associated landscaping, concrete paving, sidewalks, and site utilities.
Project Description for the Arena Addition and Expansion
Addition includes approximately 51,500 square feet 2 level building to include locker rooms for men's and women's basketball, football and associated training and coaches offices, a club space, new lobby for the arena, and associated landscaping, concrete paving, sidewalks, and site utilities.
Project Description for the New Football Stadium
New 12,000 seat football stadium includes aluminum bench seating, fixed club seating, and approximately 16,787 square feet press, club and suite tower. Work includes approximately 20,298 square feet of concrete masonry concession and restroom facilities throughout the stadium, new field turf with sub-surface drainage, scoreboard and associated landscaping, concrete paving, sidewalks and site utilities.
All bidders must download the Request for Quotation attachment in order to bid this project. The attachment contains important information pertaining to each project, as well as, the process to obtain bid documents, the pre-bid meeting date, plan holder locations, and contact information.
Pre-Bid Conference
A highly recommended pre-bid meeting for this project is scheduled on February 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM CST in Lingle Hall, Room #125 on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged.
Bid opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. The public bid opening and reading is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as acceptance or rejection of any kind.
Bid Acceptance or Rejection
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interest of the owner after all bids have been examined and evaluated.
Statutory Requirements
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings, or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project. The Project Labor Agreement will apply to this project.
Availability of Documents
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 have received all necessary procurement documentation, including amendments. 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. Bidders are responsible to continue checking the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin at
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all bids. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.

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.

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