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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8873
Invitation for Construction Bid: Ductbank Investigation
Change Order
Published Thursday September 20, 2012
Contractor: Guarantee Electrical Construction Co.
Change Order Amount: -$6,024

Decrease order to remove the work to inspect the following conduits: 6 - MH21 to Stustation; 2 - MH8 to Vadalabene Center; 1 - MH11 to Founders Hall; 2 - MH14.5 to Dunham Hall. Ameren will not allow entry into the building electrical vaults without shutting down all circuits routed within the vaults.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Steve Todt.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Monday February 27, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Guarantee Electrical Construction Co., Granite City, IL
Amount: An estimated $147,895
Division of Work: Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
No minority goals were established for this project. JF Electric Inc = $186,300.00; All Purpose Erectors Inc. = $207,000.00; Rakers Electric Contracting Inc. = 251,105.00; Wissehr Electric Inc = $274,125.00; Electrico Inc. = $275,000.00; Pyramid Electrical Contractors Inc. = 381,470.00.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday February 20, 2012
Addendum #1
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday February 9, 2012
Bid opening date should read February 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
First published Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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 investigate condition and prepare existing ductbanks to accept future medium voltage cable installation. Project will also obtain detailed information for the manholes and obtain exact conduit lengths. This information will be used for future medium voltage cable project.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 22, 2012:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
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, 2012 through December 31, 2012, 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.
In addition to completing SIUE’s prequalification statement, all bidders may qualify to submit bids to state universities of Illinois only if they are a legal entity authorized to do business in Illinois prior to submitting the bid. All first-tier subcontractors also meet this requirement. This applies to both in-state and out-of-state firms. Failure to provide the Certificate of Good Standing (or other qualifications as noted in the form included with this document) with your bid will result in your bid being considered as non-responsive.
A mandatory pre-bid conference for all those interested in bidding the project will be held on February 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University 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 10:10 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, the contractor will not be considered attending the pre-bid conference.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by February 16, 2012, 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 BRiC Partnership 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
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.

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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  • 8873.pdf (3 MB)
  • 8873Addn1.pdf (11 KB)