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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bid #8997
Invitation for Construction Bid: Remove & Replace Fire Escape Stairs in Alton
Award Info Published Monday January 4, 2016
Awarded to:
Contractor: RCS Construction Inc., Wood River, IL
Amount: An estimated $87,500
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, November 23, 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 remove the existing metal fire escape stairs and replace with a stairway which is pre-engineered and pre-fabricated to meet existing site conditions on Bldg. 273 at the School of Dental Medicine in Alton. Bids will be received from 2015 SIUE prequalified contractors.
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2015:
Purchasing Department
Campus Box 1012
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1012
Replacing the stairs shall require excavation for foundations, construction of reinforced concrete foundations, and the removal of portions of the existing concrete sidewalk and asphalt parking lot and replacement with concrete sidewalk.
A mandatory pre-bid conference, for all those interested in bidding the project, will be held on December 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Administration Building, 2800 College Avenue, Alton, IL. Representatives of the University and Juneau 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 Alumni Conference room at the School of Dental Medicine by 9:10 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, malbert@siue.edu, by December 3, 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, www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us. Questions should not be addressed to any other SIUE or a Juneau 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, 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.
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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