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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JCM582
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Final Amount
Published Thursday January 28, 2016
Vendor: BMS Catastrophe Inc.
Final Amount: $218,180.26
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Awarded Friday September 4, 2015
Awarded to:
Vendor: BMS Catastrophe Inc., Fort Worth, TX
Amount: An estimated $295,000
An estimated start date of 9/4/2015 through 12/2/2015
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, September 4, 2015
The University awarded a contract for mitigation and remediation construction 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 September 1, 2015 an emergency purchase for mitigation and remediation construction services from BMS Catastrophe Inc. was awarded. The campus apartment building at 908 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, Illinois had a sprinkler break in room 1305 and the sprinkler activation resulted causing extensive damage to approximately 15,800 square feet of space.

BMS Catastrophe Inc. provided drying equipment for floors flooded due to sprinkler activation. Also performed remediation of effected rooms, hallways and stairwells which includes drywall demolition, wallpaper removal, restoration equipment for rooms from the 10th floor to the 13th floor. Once the necessary inspections were completed, then the remediation services will be performed. These services include replace insulation, replace drywall, prime and paint drywall in hallways, stairwells and affected rooms from floor 10 through 13.

The services are ongoing.

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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