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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8724
Invitation for Bid: Fabricate & Erect Structural Steel Platform
Award InfoPublished Monday June 15, 2009
Awarded to:
Vendor: WWCS Inc., Bethalto, IL
Amount: An estimated $24,867
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, May 22, 2009
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday June 11, 2009:

Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012

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 for structural steel fabrication and erection activities to construct a new platform, complete with grating, guardrail, and ladder with safety gate, in the pilot plant at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center located on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. The platform is 5'-2" wide, 40'-0" long and is elevated approximately 8'-0" above the finished floor. The requirement to perform 30% of the work with the company's own workforce has been waived on this project.
A deposit of $100 for one set of contract documents is required. Prior to the pre-bid conference, 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 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.
If firms are not within 75 miles of SIUE and require transmittal of plans and specifications via Federal Express or UPS, the company must provide their Federal Express identification number so that delivery charges can be billed direct to their firm.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009, 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 June 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant located at 400 University Park Drive, in University Park on the Edwardsville campus. Representatives of the University and Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. 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 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 June 5, 2009, 12:00 p.m. 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, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Plant or Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. 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. No sub-contractors or supplier listed on SIUE?s no bid list, which is not available for publication, will be allowed to work on any SIUE projects.
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
The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. Vendor may expect payment thirty to sixty days after receipt of invoice, unless otherwise stated in the bid documents. Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) eligibility number is required on all proposals. This procurement will be contingent on Board of Trustees approval. Solicitation documents may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Office.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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