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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #80026
Invitation for Construction Bid: Fit-Out Swing Space in Science East Bldg.
Award Info Published Monday January 22, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: Limbaugh Construction Co., Inc., Granite City, IL
Amount: An estimated $465,021
Division of Work: General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Pyramid Electrical Contractors Inc., Fairview Heights, IL
Amount: An estimated $313,022
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: JEN Mechanical Inc., Godfrey, IL
Amount: An estimated $345,320
Division of Work: Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Hock, Inc., Millstadt, IL
Amount: An estimated $121,370
Division of Work: Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Boyer Fire Protection, Belleville, IL
Amount: An estimated $38,565
Division of Work: Fire Protection (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 19
Award of purchase orders/contracts are contingent on approval by the SIU Board of Trustees on February 8, 2018.
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 Friday December 15, 2017
The bid opening date has not been extended again. Bids are due on December 20, 2017 at the times referenced in the posting. Download file 80026Addn#2 to receive all information for addendum #2.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday December 11, 2017
The bid opening has been extended to December 20, 2017. Prime bids are due at 9:30 a.m. and General bids are due at 2:00 p.m. prevailing times. No further questions or product substitutions will be accepted on this project. To receive all information for addendum #1, download 80026Addn#1, 80026Addn#1Draw, and 80026Addn#1Specs.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday November 30, 2017
Problems have been resolved concerning printing the bid documents. For a complete set of bid documents, download the attached files: 80026, 80026Specs, 80026DrawVol1 and 80026DrawVol2. Plans will not be printed and distributed by SIUE.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 29, 2017
Due to vendors experiencing difficulties downloading 80026SpecVol1, the file has been split into the attached 80026Vol1A and 80026Vol1B.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday November 29, 2017
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First published Monday, November 27, 2017
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 to fit-out part of the first floor and the entire third floor of Science East located on the Edwardsville campus, as needed, to house the top two floors of the Founders Hall offices and classrooms.
General Contractors
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Prime Contractors
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 9:30 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
A mandatory pre-bid conference, for all those interested in bidding the project, will be held on December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Bldg. Representatives of the University and Dewberry Architects 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 Bldg. by 11:10 and must stay for the entire meeting and site visit. All contractors are required to sign in and sign out after site visit. If contractor is late or leaves before the completion of the meeting or site visit, the contractor will not be considered attending the pre-bid conference. This will be the only site visit. Subcontractors and suppliers that need to view the site are encouraged to attend.
If SIUE is closed due to inclement weather on the pre-bid and/or bid opening dates, the pre-bid meeting and/or bid will be due the first day SIUE is open at the same time as referenced in the bid documents.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by December 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m. 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 a Dewberry Architects representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.
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.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, will be required to prequalify in accordance with the bidding contract provision - Document PQ00250 Prequalification Documents. Firms may verify their prequalification status by contacting Shelly at (618) 650-3265. 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 2017 SIUE Prequalification Documents may be downloaded on the Bulletin under RFI 2017SIUEPrequal.
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. Failure to provide the Certificate of Good Standing (or other qualifications as noted in the form included with this document) with your bid will result in your bid being considered as non-responsive.
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:
Shelly Albert
Purchasing Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3265
FAX: (618) 650-3251
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).
  • 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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Specification Documents
  • 80026.pdf (2 MB)
  • 80026Addn1.pdf (193 KB)
  • 80026Addn1Draw.pdf (5 MB)
  • 80026Addn1Specs.pdf (265 KB)
  • 80026Addn2.pdf (4 MB)
  • 80026DrawVol1.pdf (12 MB)
  • 80026DrawVol2.pdf (4 MB)
  • 80026Spec.pdf (12 MB)
  • 80026SpecVol1.pdf (17 MB)
  • 80026SpecVol2.pdf (12 MB)
  • 80026Vol1A.pdf (13 MB)
  • 80026Vol1B.pdf (5 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 80026BidTab.pdf (17 KB)