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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM105
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Change Order
Published Thursday November 15, 2012
Vendor: Flood Specialist Inc.
Change Order Amount: $0

Term changed to indicate service dates provided by vendor. Flood Specialist Inc term of award was from October 25, 2012 through October 31, 2012.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoAwarded Friday November 9, 2012
Awarded to:
Vendor: Flood Specialist Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL
Amount: $80,139.05
Terms:  One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, November 9, 2012
The University awarded a contract for fire restoration services.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate repairs were needed to prevent further loss or damage to University property.
On October, 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm a fire alarm was set off in Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH). Nine apartments and some common area space in two hallways within Thomas Beckham Hall (TBH) had water damage from two sprinkler heads that were set off during a fire in the TBH 210 kitchen. Apartment damage ranged from moderate in most cases to severe damages from the water flooding the two floors. TBH 210 had smoke damage and some fire damage to the kitchen area such as the stove, fridge and cabinets. Items effected where walls, flooring, ceiling, carpeting, kitchen appliance, baseboard, furniture (bed, mattress, desk, couches, sitting chair, bed fame, lounge chair), closet and bedroom doors. Some common area damage was carpets, walls, dry wall, and baseboards. Other apartments in TBH have some of the damages listed above as well with the exception of the direct fire and smoke damage. The Director of Housing with consultation with the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs /Director of Campus Auxiliary Services made the decision to call the vendor Flood Specialist Inc. This vendor is an expert in quick flood clean up and has working experience with UIC Campus Housing from previous incidents and is aware of all procurement requirements. The job started on the evening of October 25, 2012.

For additional information, contact:
John Meehan
University of Ilinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 413-5961
FAX: (312) 996-2055
State Purchasing Officer - Gary Reis

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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