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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8988RB
Invitation for Construction Bid: Replace Art & Design East Windows Rebid
Change Order
Published Thursday August 10, 2017
Contractor: R & W Builder's Inc.
Change Order Amount: $110,063.47

Increase as follows: Exploratory Demo = $1,378; Tuckpointing = 17,591; Steel Limestone Supports = $27,814; Custom Coping Color = $10,200.88; Nonthermal Door Credit = ($3,210.42); Remove Shelf Angle PH1 = $7,131.42; Detail Revisions = $31,738.19; Partition Term. = $3,355.22; Triangle Soffit = $805.48; Gyp @ North Wall = $4,769.57; Fire Stop Details = $4,522.21; Gyp Bd. North Wall = $3,967.92.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Thursday June 23, 2016
Awarded to:
Contractor: R & W Builder's Inc., Belleville, IL
Amount: An estimated $2,658,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
Award of this project is pending SIU Board of Trustees approval at the July 14, 2016 meeting.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, May 9, 2016
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 replace the existing glass black wall assembly with a combination of new curtain wall, limestone veneer, and metal panel assemblies in the Art & Design East building located on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Bids will be received from 2016 SIUE prequalified general contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 25, 2016:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Minor masonry restoration is included. Because of the change in the envelope efficiency, perimeter heating elements will be removed and some minor reconfiguring of the mechanical and electrical systems will be needed to reflect the efficiency of the new wall systems.
A mandatory pre-bid conference, for all those interested in bidding the project, will be held on May 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and Trivers Associates 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 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. This will be the only site visit. Subcontractors and suppliers are encouraged to attend.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by May 18, 2016, 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 a Trivers Associate representative. If contact of any kind occurs with any other representative, this will be grounds for disqualification.
Bidders who have not completed and returned their prequalification statement which is valid for the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, 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. The 2016 SIUE Prequalification Documents may be downloaded on the Bulletin under RFI 2016SIUEPrequal.
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.
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:
  • 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
  • 8988RB.pdf (1 MB)
  • 8988RBAddn1.pdf (561 KB)
  • 8988RBAddn2.pdf (467 KB)
  • 8988RBDrawings.pdf (9 MB)
  • 8988RBSpecs.pdf (3 MB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 8988RBBidTab.pdf (8 KB)