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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8896
Invitation for Construction Bid: Sump Pump and Curbing Work at the NCERC
Award InfoPublished Thursday July 5, 2012
Awarded to:
Contractor: Plocher Construction Co., Inc., Highland, IL
Amount: An estimated $43,775
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
No minority goals were established.
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 Thursday June 28, 2012
Addendum #1 addresses questions submitted. The question deadline has expired. No further questions will be accepted. The bid opening date has not been extended.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday June 18, 2012
The mandatory pre-bid date has been changed to Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the NCERC located in University Park.
First published Monday, June 18, 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 perform the following work in the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center located on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Demolish concrete (includes saw cut full depth of concrete, removal of concrete and rebar and disposal offsite; Excavate (includes excavation of subgrade beneath concrete and excavation offsite; Add reinforcing steel for sump, curb, ramp, landing and above buried pipe; Pour and finish concrete for sump, curb, ramp and above buried pipe; Set Owner furnished HDPE sump liner; Fabricate and install 316L SS drain pipe system.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 3, 2012:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026
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, 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 June 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center located in University Park on the Edwardsville campus of SIUe. Representatives of the University and Burns & McDonnell 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 NCERC building 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 June 26, 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 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.
Steve Todt, State Procurement Officer

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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  • 8896bidtab.pdf (6 KB)