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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8809
Invitation for Bid: Modifications to Vessel Tanks in the Ethanol Plant
Award InfoPublished Monday November 29, 2010
Awarded to:
Vendor: Murphy Company, St. Louis, MO
Amount: An estimated $126,067
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
Bid tab: Murphy Co. = $126,067 and a no bid was received from Nooter Company. No goals were set for the bid.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, November 8, 2010
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday November 23, 2010:

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 to modify two tanks located in the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center’s pilot plant. Modifications include, but is not limited to: replacement of 45 degree cone bottom with 60 degree cone bottom; addition of nozzles to straight side of vessel; and elevation of vessel. Fabrication work is to begin January of 2011 and field work is to begin March 2011.
All interested bidders must submit to Shelly Albert (, by November 17, 2010, 12:00 noon CDT, references, a description of projects completed which are similar in nature to the scope of work of this project and your company’s current Safety Program. Description must include similar projects completed by the bidding contractor and the percentage and scope of work performed with bidders’ own work force. SIUE reserves the right to not accept bids from bidders with little or no experience in this type of work. Bids will not be accepted or opened from bidders that have not fulfilled this requirement. Bidders will be notified prior to the bid opening if bids will be accepted after reviewing this information. If your company is currently or recently performed work at the NCERC, contact Shelly Albert before submitting this information.
A deposit of $100 for one CD is required. Suppliers and sub-contractors may receive CD 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 will be refunded to bidders submitting bids directly to SIUE upon return of the CD 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 CD within the specified period.
A mandatory pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on November 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Center located in University Park on the SIUE campus. Representatives of the University and Burns & McDonnell will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders submitting bids directly to SIUE are required to attend. All representatives must be in the conference room of the NCERC 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 e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by November 17, 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 a Burns and McDonnell representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.

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
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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