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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Bid #S822M
Invitation for Construction Bid: Fire Protection System and Fire Alarm Modification
Award InfoPublished Tuesday January 19, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Schimpf Construction, Inc., Carbondale, IL
Amount: $593,488
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: F.W. Electric, Inc., Benton, IL
Amount: $336,666
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Litton Enterprises, Inc., Marion, IL
Amount: $148,978
Division of Work: Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Continental Fire Sprinkler Company, Davenport, IA
Amount: $381,000
Division of Work: Sprinkler (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7
The plumbing contractor work was awarded to bidder #2, due to bidder #1 submitting an incomplete response.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Project Description
Southern Illinois University is accepting bids to furnish all material, labor, and equipment necessary to install a fire protection and pipe covering system in each of Abbott, Bailey, and Smith Halls located in the Thompson Point complex and in University Hall located at 1101 S. Wall Street. Thompson Point and University Hall are student housing complexes located on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Other building work entails modification of the existing fire alarm systems, additions to the existing access control system at University Hall and door hardware change out at both Thompson Point and University Hall. Site work includes extending existing domestic and fire water sources to each building.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 10, 2009:
Purchasing Department
108 Miles Hall 2nd Floor, MC-6813
1255 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
The available PDF attachment pertaining to RFQ #S822M must be downloaded to bid this project; however, it does not include the drawings and project manual. In order to bid this project, you must obtain these documents by contacting the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Purchasing Department. Detailed contact information is included within the "Requirements for RFQ #S822M" section of the PDF attachment.
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 November 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., CST. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is strongly encouraged and will be the only opportunity to view the existing buildings prior to bid opening. Photography of individual dorm rooms in Abbott, Bailey, Smith, and University Halls will not be allowed.
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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