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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #2316
Invitation for Construction Bid: GC Multi-Year Contract for Various Projects
Award Info Published Friday July 5, 2019
Awarded to:
Contractor: Limbaugh Construction Co Inc, Granite City, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/22/2019 through 6/30/2025
Contractor: Holland Construction Services, Swansea, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/22/2019 through 6/30/2025
Contractor: R & W Builders Inc, O'Fallon, IL
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/22/2019 through 6/30/2025
Contractor: ICS Construction Services Ltd, St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $3,000,000
An estimated start date of 7/22/2019 through 6/30/2025
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Award is contingent upon approval of Board of Trustees at July 18, 2019 meeting.
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 Tuesday May 21, 2019
Addendum #1 addresses questions and clarifications. The question deadline has passed and no further questions will be accepted or addressed. The bid opening date and time has not been extended.
First published Friday, May 10, 2019
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Illinois University governing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hereby requests sealed bids to furnish all labor, equipment, tools and materials for various general construction projects (on an as-needed basis) for work to be performed on the Edwardsville, Alton, and East St. Louis campuses of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. SIUE anticipates issuing approximately six contracts for an estimated maximum annual value of each contract at $500,000. SIUE intends to award the initial contract for the period August 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with the option to renew for five consecutive one year periods (July 1, 2020; July 1, 2021; July 1, 2022, July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024). Contracts shall be subject to renewal upon demonstration of satisfactory service, continued need, favorable market conditions, funds appropriated, BEP participation, and responsiveness to requests.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
At the following address
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Construction projects may include involving buildings, utility systems, and other structures, including one or more of the divisions of work as defined by the Construction Specifications Institute Master Format. The price for individual projects to be accomplished through these contracts will be under the State of Illinois small purchase limit for construction, currently $100,000.
The University or a University-authorized architect/engineer firm will develop a scope of work for each project, solicit multiple quotes from the contractors awarded this bid, and the University will issue a fixed-price order with a specific completion date for each project.
The University reserves the right to award multiple orders for all work to assure timely delivery of work and best price. Multiple contracts (purchase orders) will be issued for the Facilities Management Department's use. SIUE also reserves the right to receive quotes for projects under the formal bid limit from contractors not awarded this project.
Bids will only be received directly from General Contractors that must have submitted the solicitation-specific prequalification document prior to 2:00pm CDT April 25, 2019 in accordance with RFI 2321. Contractors that have not submitted the document and have not received approval of the document will not be allowed to bid this contract. This document is in addition to the annual SIUE Prequalification Statement.
All resulting contracts issued against this bid will have required terms to provide full compliance with Illinois Public Act 96-0795, . These terms will apply to the awarded contractor and their subcontractors and include but are not limited to disclosure of financial interests, annual certifications and filing of subcontracts.
Bid documents may be obtained on the Higher Education Bulletin, No documents will be distributed by SIUE. Due to the nature of the bid, there are no drawings or specs.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, will be required to prequalify in accordance with the bidding contract provision - Document PQ00250 Prequalification Documents. Firms may verify their prequalification status by contacting Teresa Shipton at (618) 650-3384. The prequalification document will be due at the SIUE Purchasing Office a minimum of five days prior to the bid opening. Bids will not be accepted from Contractors who have not submitted and received approval of the SIUE Prequalification Statement. The 2019 SIUE Prequalification Documents may be downloaded on the Bulletin under RFI 2019SIUEPrequal.
In addition to completing SIUE's prequalification statement, all bidders may qualify to submit bids to state universities of Illinois only if they are a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid. All first-tier subcontractors also meet this requirement. This applies to both in-state and out-of-state firms.
All questions must be e-mailed to Teresa Shipton,, by May 16, 2019, 12:00 p.m. CDT. Questions submitted after this date may not receive a response. Answers to all questions will be addressed in the form of an addendum and will be posted on the Illinois Higher Education Bulletin website, Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUE representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.
A mandatory pre-bid conference, for all those interested in bidding the project, will be held on May 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of Purchasing and Facilities Management will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are required to attend. All representatives must be in the conference room of the Supporting Services by 2:10 and must stay for the entire meeting. All contractors are required to sign in. If contractor is late or leaves before the completion of the meeting, the contractor will not be considered attending the pre-bid conference.
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority which are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay current prevailing wage rates as posted on the Illinois Department of Labor?s website and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project. The University reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For additional information, contact:
Teresa Shipton
99 Supporting Services Road
Rm 1020
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
All responses must include:
  • Sealed envelopes containing the bids have the bid number and project title on the envelope.
  • Bid security (see complete bid for details).
  • A letter from a surety company in substantially the form set forth in the Instructions to Bidders assuring the issuance of the performance and payment bonds.
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation 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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  • 2316Addn1.pdf (14 KB)
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