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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8923
Invitation for Construction Bid: Fire Alarm System in ERTC & Supporting Services
Award InfoPublished Monday June 17, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Rakers Electric Contracting Inc., Aviston, IL
Amount: An estimated $107,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
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 Friday June 7, 2013
Addendum #1 adds a keyed note 9 to Sheet E2.0. The bid date has not been extended.
First published Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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 furnish and install a new fire alarm system in the ERTC Building and the Supporting Services Building located on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. System shall include new initiation and notification devices. Awardee shall remove existing system after new system has been tested and is certified operational. Bids will be received from electrical contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 12, 2013:
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, http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-0795. 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, 2013 through December 31, 2013, 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 May 30, 2013 at 8:30 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 in the Supporting Services Building by 8:40 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 June 5, 2013, 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 current prevailing wage rates as posted on the Illinois Department of Labor’s website 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
State Purchasing Officer - Steve Todt
All responses must include:
  • Submit 1 copies of the response as defined in the specifications.
  • 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.
  • There is no BEP goal for this procurement.

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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