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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8675
Invitation for Construction Bid: construction of three paths in Cougar Village
Award InfoPublished Friday August 8, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: Plocher Construction Co., Inc., Highland, IL
Amount: An estimated $103,600
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, July 18, 2008
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 construct three paths in the Cougar Village Housing Complex located on the Edwardsville campus of SIUE. Project 1 consists of constructing a path from Cougar Lake Drive to Parking Lot 5F, a total distance of 453.49 feet. Project 2 consists of constructing a path from Building 516 just north of Building 518, a total distance of 396.78 feet. Project 3 consists of constructing a path from Building 401 to MCT bus stop on Cougar Lake Drive, a total distance of 270.48 feet. This project will be awarded to one contractor.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday, August 5, 2008:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
A deposit of $100 for one CD and one set of contract documents is required. Prior to the pre-bid conference, one CD and one set of documents will be made available to contractors. After the pre-bid conference, one additional set of contract documents will be made available at a non-refundable cost of $100. 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 CD and one set of documents will be refunded to bidders submitting bids directly to SIUE upon return of the CD and 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.
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 July 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the basement Cougar Village Commons Bldg. Representatives of the University and Oates Associates 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 Commons Building by 10:10 and must stay for the entire meeting and site visit. 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 July 30, 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 an Oates Associates 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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