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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8766
Invitation for Construction Bid: Electric Work at ERTC (Solar & Wind Turbine) Rebid
Award InfoPublished Friday May 14, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Guarantee Electrical Construction Co., Granite City, IL
Amount: An estimated $337,800
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 9
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, April 23, 2010
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 a 30kW solar photovoltaic rooftop mounted system and the construction of a 20 kW wind turbine at the Environmental Resource Training Center on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Bids will be received from electrical contractors that have an approved 2010 SIUE pre-qualification statement on file.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010:
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. 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 the 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.
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, 2010 through December 31, 2010, 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.
Pre-bid Conference: A mandatory pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on April 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University, Oates Associates, 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 10:40 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 e-mailed to Shelly Albert, malbert@siue.edu, by May 4, 2010, 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 or an Oates Associates or BRiC Partnership 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 the Purchasing Department 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
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.

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

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