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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8994
Invitation for Construction Bid: Repair And Upgrade Elevators In Science Bldg. East
Award Info Published Monday December 21, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Otis Elevator Company, Brentwood, MO
Amount: An estimated $136,499
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, November 13, 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 to repair and upgrade the two existing elevators in the Science East Building located on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Work includes replacing and refurbishing the elevator cab interiors and doors, replacing the elevator cab passenger controls and various upgrades to meet current elevator code requirements.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 15, 2015:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
SIUE requires that all bidders be in business, under the company?s current name, for a minimum of five years.
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 November 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Supporting Services Building. Representatives of the University and Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultants 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. Encourage everyone in your company that needs to see the site to attend.
All questions must be e-mailed to Shelly Albert,, by December 9, 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 a Kenneth H. Lemp Elevator Consultants 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.
All bidders must be registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections and the Illinois Secretary of State's Office and provide proof of registration with both of these agencies.

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).
  • 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
  • 8994.pdf (2 MB)
  • 8994Addn1.pdf (115 KB)
  • 8994Addn2.pdf (131 KB)
  • 8994Specs.pdf (98 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • 8994BidTab.pdf (5 KB)