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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM389
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Tuesday February 17, 2015
Vendor: BMS Catastrophe Inc.
Final Amount: $211,299.71
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Gary Reis.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Awarded Monday January 5, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: BMS Catastrophe Inc., Addison, IL
Amount: An estimated $265,150
An estimated start date of 12/22/2014 through 1/5/2015
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, January 5, 2015
The University awarded a contract for abatement and restoration services due to fire.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
The conditions and circumstances requiring this emergency purchase, including reason for selection of the particular contractor are: A fire on the roof of the South Building at the College of Medicine-Rockford on Parkview Ave. was reported at 1:30 pm on 12/03/2014. See emergency purchase reference # JCM379. ServiceMaster Restore Inc., Downers Grove, IL was contracted on an emergency basis for smoke removal and clean up services to approximately 38,300 sq. ft. performed from December 3, 2014 thru December 12, 2014.

The 2nd and 3rd floor of the building remains unoccupied due to hazardous ceiling conditions and safety concerns. Due to occupancy issues and the operational/holiday schedule, a 2nd Emergency purchase on December 22, 2014 was declared to BMS Catastrophe Inc., an existing University contractor (reference # 1WED801R). This emergency purchase is for restoration services in the estimated amount of $ 265,150 for abatement and restoration services. The scope of work was scheduled to be completed by January 5, 2015 so that occupancy and operations could be resumed.

This Emergency purchase includes remaining abatement and restoration to be done in two phases, the first phase being the removal of all smoke/soot damaged ceiling tile on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Building 844 (18,800 SF) and hallways on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor of Building 843 (1,175 SF) and cleaning of the space between the ceiling grid and floor/roof deck above. During the ceiling tile removal and disposal, all flooring and contents will be covered with plastic; all drop ceiling gridwork, light fixtures, conduits and HVAC registers will be cleaned with a HEPA vacuum and/or wet wiped, including the space from the ceiling grid to the floor/roof deck above. All horizontal surfaces will be cleaned once this portion of the project is completed. The scope of work estimated amount is $ 190,000.

The second phase will be the replacement of all acoustical ceiling that was removed and disposed of during the 1st portion of this phase. The total amount of acoustical tile being replaced is 19,975 SF and is estimated at $ 75,150.

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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