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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8632
Invitation for Construction Bid: electrical work at the ERTC Bldg.
Award InfoPublished Friday April 11, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: K+F Electric Inc., Belleville, IL
Amount:  An estimated $218,960
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Electrical Contractors
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Thursday, March 13, 2008:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Bids will be received until 2:30 p.m. prevailing time on March 13, 2008. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly in the Purchasing Conference Room at the Supporting Services Building.
SIUE requires that all contractors submitting bids directly to SIUE be in business, under the company's current name, for a minimum of five 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 February 27, 2008.
A deposit of $100 for one set of contract documents is required. Suppliers and sub-contractors may receive one set of documents for a non-refundable cost of $50. 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. No personal checks, credit or debit cards will be accepted. The deposit for the one set of documents will be refunded to bidders submitting bids directly to SIUE upon return of 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 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, 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 March 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and BriC Partnership 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 a.m. 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.
All questions must be faxed or e-mailed to Shelly Albert, 618-650-5682/malbert@siue.edu, by March 10, 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 BriC Partnership 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 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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