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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8829
Invitation for Bid: Plumbing & Insulation Services for Ethanol Plant
Award InfoPublished Tuesday May 24, 2011
Awarded to:
Vendor: Amsco Mechanical, Granite City, IL
Amount: An estimated $500,000
An estimated start date of 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2015
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
No minority goals were established for this project.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday May 20, 2011:

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, materials and supervision required to supply, fabricate, install, test and clean piping and tubing systems and install insulation on piping and tubing systems, process vessels, and equipment as required, on an as-needed basis to the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center during the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, with the option to renew for three consecutive years (July 1, 2012; July 1, 2013; and July 1, 2014). During the last four years, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant has spent $250,000 on this type of services. However, depending on the need of both the Owner and any of its clients, this amount may increase or decrease depending on the needs. Because of this fact, SIUE will base the award on experience, hourly rates and percentage of mark-up, not necessarily in this order. It is imperative that the bidder submits references on similar projects. If bidder does not have experience working on this type of equipment and cannot provide references, the bid will not be accepted.
The University reserves the right to award multiple orders for all work to assure timely delivery of all work and will be awarded on an all or nothing basis.
All resulting contracts issued against this bid will have required terms to provide full compliance with Illinois Public Act 96-0795, . These terms will apply to the awarded contractor and their subcontractors and include but are not limited to disclosure of financial interests, annual certifications and filing of subcontracts.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, 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.
All questions must be e-mailed to Nancy Ufert Fairless,, by May 12, 2011, 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 & McDonnell 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:
Nancy Ufert-Fairless
Campus Box 1012
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Phone: (618) 650-3187
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.

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

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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