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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8992RB
Invitation for Construction Bid: Concrete Improvements
Award Info Published Friday March 4, 2016
Awarded to:
Contractor: Keller Construction, Edwardsville, IL
Amount: An estimated $365,987
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The award of contract/purchase order issued against this project is contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees.
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.
First published Monday, January 25, 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 repair and upgrade concrete in various areas of the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Bids will be received from 2016 SIUE prequalified contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 10, 2016:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
All work is to be performed on the SIU Edwardsville Campus. Remove existing concrete stairways, metal railings and concrete sidewalk as necessary at six (6) locations and construct new reinforced concrete steps with footings and new handrails. Remove treads from existing concrete stairways and existing metal handrails as necessary and cap stairways with reinforced concrete overlay and provide new handrails at three (3) locations. Remove and reconstruct concrete sidewalk serving the west entrance of Vadalabene Center. Remove existing concrete and asphalt pavement adjacent to the bike racks located on the South side of Vadalabene Center and replace with concrete pavement.
If SIUE is closed due to inclement weather on the pre-bid and/or bid opening dates, the pre-bid meeting and/or bid will be due the first day SIUE is open at the same time as referenced in the bid documents. In the event of extreme weather or emergency conditions, you may listen to the following radio stations: KMOX (AM 1120); WSIE (FM 88.7); WBGZ (AM 1570); WSMI (AM 1540); WGEL (FM 101.7). Additionally, three (3) television stations will provide information relevant to University operations and programs: KTVI-Channel 2; KMOV-Channel 4; and KSDK-Channel 5. Notices will be posted on the University website at
A mandatory pre-bid conference, for all those interested in bidding the project, will be held on January 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and Juneau Associates, Inc. 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.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by February 3, 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 Juneau Associates, Inc. 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.
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
  • 8992RB.pdf (2 MB)
  • 8992RBAddn1.pdf (422 KB)
  • 8992RBDrawings.pdf (10 MB)
  • 8992RBSpecs.pdf (560 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 8992RBBidTab.pdf (24 KB)