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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8618
Invitation for Construction Bid: New 74,000 Sq. Ft. Wrestling/Volleyball Event Ctr.
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Monday March 10, 2008
The funding for this project did not materialize. At this time, there are no plans to continue with this project.
First published Wednesday, January 2, 2008
General Contractors
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday, January 29, 2008:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Prime Contractors
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Friday, January 25, 2008:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
SIUE requires that all contractors submitting bids directly to SIUE be in business, under the company's current name, for a minimum of three years.
Bid documents may be obtained upon application at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Purchasing Office, Supporting Services Bldg., Room 1020, 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 January 8, 2008.
Deposit of $50.00 (per set of contract documents -- maximum 2 sets) 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. Debit, credit, and personal checks will not be accepted. The deposit for each set will be refunded to bidders who bid directly to SIUE upon returning the Contract documents in good condition if not later than thirty (30) days following the bid opening. Fifty percent of the deposit will be refunded to non-bidders, subcontractors, and suppliers who return the contract documents within the specified period. Contractors requesting more than two sets will be charged a non-refundable fee of $50 per set of contract documents.
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, 1468 Green Mount Road, O'Fallon, 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, 2008 through December 31, 2008 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.
A mandatory pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on January 15, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and Hurford 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 by 10:10 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 or site visit, the contractor will not be considered attending the pre-bid conference.
All questions must be faxed or e-mailed to Shelly Albert, 618-650-5682/malbert@siue.edu, by January 22, 2008, 12:00 noon. 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 sent to all plan holders and plan houses. Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUE or a Hurford Architect representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.
Contractors submitting bids directly to SIUE must submit a list of potential sub-contractors to Purchasing a minimum of three days prior to the bid opening. Sub-contractor list must be approved by the Purchasing Department. If sub-contractor list is not received and approved prior to the bid opening, Contractor's bid will not be accepted.
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. 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
E-Mail: malbert@siue.edu
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.

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