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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #2350

Invitation for Construction Bid: Open Order Sheet Metal & Millwright Services

Award Info Published Wednesday December 16, 2020

France Mechanical CorporationEdwardsville, IL

  • Amount: An amount not to exceed $450,000
  • VBP [100% / $450,000]
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 12/14/2020 through 6/30/2025
  • Renewals: None
  • Various Vendors (subcontractor)
    BEP [20% / $90,000]

Unsuccessful respondents (0)



1 total

1 successful respondent

0 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP contractors
1 VBP contractors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Teresa Shipton

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.

First published Friday, November 20, 2020
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 on an as-needed basis for various sheet metal fabrication and millwright services at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) during the period December 15, 2020 through June 30, 2025. Contract shall be subject to renewal upon demonstration of satisfactory service, continued need, favorable market conditions and funds appropriated. It is imperative that the bidder submits references on similar projects. If bidder does not have experience working on this type of equipment and cannot provide references, the bid will not be considered responsible and will be disqualified.
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2020:
At the following address
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Bidder must be located within 100 miles driving distance of the SIUE Edwardsville campus. SIUE reserves the right to award multiple contracts to assure timely delivery of work. There are no drawings available for this project nor are there specific specs. This is an as-needed basis contract and the needs are unknown at this time.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, 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 three 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 2020 SIUE Prequalification Documents may be downloaded on the Bulletin under RFI 2020SIUEPrequal.
All questions must be e-mailed to Teresa Shipton, by December 2, 2020, 1200 p.m. prevailing time. 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 Procurement Bulletin website, Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUE or an NCERC representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.
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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Teresa Shipton
99 Supporting Services Road
Rm 1020
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
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 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.

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
  • 2350.pdf (2 MB)
  • 2350Specs.pdf (50 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 2350BidTab.pdf (100 KB)