The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the expansion of the existing fire alarm systems in Cougar Village Housing Complex project (Bid # 8254).
The scope of work includes furnishing all labor, equipment, tools and materials to provide electrical contractor work in the expansion of the existing fire alarm systems in the 400 and 500 series apartments located in the Cougar Village Housing Complex and asbestos abatement contractor work to remove all asbestos containing material to allow for the installation of electrical equipment.
Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly in the Purchasing Conference Room at the Supporting Services Building.
Bid documents may be obtained upon application at the Southern Illinois University dwardsville Purchasing Office, Campus Box 1012, Edwardsville, IL 62026 or by contacting Shelly Albert at 618-650-3265, Supporting Service Building. Bid documents will be available on or after April 17, 2002.
Deposit of $100 (per set of contract documents) is required. It is preferred that the deposit be in the form of a check drawn payable to Southern Illinois University, Board of Trustees; however, cash will be accepted. The deposit for each set will be refunded to bona fide bidders upon return of the contract documents in good condition if not later than 15 days following the award of contracts. Fifty percent of the deposit will be refunded to non-bidders, subcontractors, and suppliers who return the contract documents within the specified period.
Firms that require transmittal of plans and specifications via Federal Express must provide their Federal Express identification number so that delivery charges can be billed direct to their firm.
For the convenience of bidders, complete sets of documents will be on file at the Office of Southern Illinois Builders Association, 7623 West Main, Belleville, Illinois; F.W. Dodge Scan, Division of McGraw Hill, 1750 S. Brentwood, St. Louis, MO; and Construction Market Data, 655 Craig Road, Ste. 255, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.
Firms may verify their prequalification status by contacting Shelly at (618) 650-3265. The prequalification document will be due at the SIUE Purchasing Office prior to the bid opening.
Any questions concerning this project must be faxed at lest seven days before the bid opening, to Shelly Albert, 618-650-5682. Questions should not be addressed to any other University representative, including the Campus Architect, Housing Facilities Management Director, or any representative of Ross & Baruzzini.
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 prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project.
Sealed envelopes containing the bids will be marked expansion of the existing fire alarm systems in Cougar Village Housing Complex. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:30 PM local time, on Thursday, May 9, 2002. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.
All bids must include:
A pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on April 25, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and Ross & Baruzzini will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.
(Submitted by Kenn Neher, State Purchasing Officer.)