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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8302

Invitation for Construction Bid: Remodeling of the Basement of Building 420

Award Info
Published Monday April 28, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Hart Contracting Inc.
Amount:  $144,967
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday March 25, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Thursday April 10, 2003:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the remodeling of the basement of Building 420 in the Cougar Village Housing Complex project .

The scope of work includes installation of concrete floor slabs and footings, structural steel, gypsum board partitions and ceilings, wood and FRP doors, aluminum windows, interior finishes and plumbing fixtures. There are HVAC and electrical systems commensurate with the project.

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 Edwardsville 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 March 25, 2003.

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 and F.W. Dodge Scan, Division of McGraw Hill, 6330 Knox Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO.

Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003, 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 prior to the bid opening.

Any questions concerning this project must be faxed at least five days prior to 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 Hurst-Rosche Engineers.

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 remodeling of the basement of Building 420 in the Cougar Village Housing Complex. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:30 PM local time, on Thursday, April 10, 2003. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

All bids must include:

  • 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 Bond.
  • All bidders must submit a PC-2 form as required by the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

A pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on April 1, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in the basement of Building 420 located in the Cougar Village Housing Complex (Reference map in the specifications). Representatives of the University and Hurst-Rosche Engineers 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.)

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

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