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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8985
Invitation for Construction Bid: Open Order for Sheet Metal & Millwright Services
Award Info Published Tuesday September 29, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: France Mechanical Corporation, Edwardsville, IL
Amount: An amount not to exceed $450,000
An estimated start date of 10/1/2015 through 6/30/2020
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 0
No minority goals were established with this "as-needed" contract.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, September 10, 2015
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 on an as-needed basis for various sheet metal fabrication and millwright services at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center during the period October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020. During the previous contract, SIUEâ??s spend per fiscal year is as follows: Fiscal Year â??11: $42,600; FY â??12: $39,800; FY â??13: $22,500; FY â??14: $17,300; and FY â??15: $36,000. Contract shall be subject to renewal upon demonstration of satisfactory service, continued need, favorable market conditions and funds appropriated. 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 considered responsible and will be disqualified.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday, September 25, 2015:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Bidder must be located within 100 miles driving distance of the SIUE Edwardsville campus. SIUE reserves the right to award multiple contracts to assure timely delivery of work. There are no drawings available for this project; nor are there specific specs. This is an as-needed basis contract and the needs are unknown at this time.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, 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 Shelly Albert,, by September 18, 2015, 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 posted on the Illinois Higher Education Procurement Bulletin website, Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUE or an NCERC 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 Laborâ??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:
  • 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 a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

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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Specification Documents
  • 8985.pdf (2 MB)
  • 8985Specs.pdf (67 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 8985Bidtab.pdf (9 KB)