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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JJW981

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Award Info Awarded Wednesday July 29, 2020
Awarded to:
Vendor: Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $192,898
An estimated start date of 7/28/2020 through 10/26/2020
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The University awarded a contract for utility services.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
ComEd will be providing engineering analysis and securing production for the steel cable they need to buy for re-routing their distribution line, surveying the existing utility locations and a re-pull of main electrical feeder underneath Buildings 607 and 608. The electrical utility, ComEd and their vendors, will be performing the work, and only they can perform the work on ComEd manholes. This ComEd project is an enabling project for the new Computing, Design, Research and Learning Center (CDRLC). Also, ComEd is in charge of the utility survey, which must be done immediately in order for the design team to complete their design work for the foundations of the new building. ComEd will begin engineering analysis and secure production for the steel cable they need to buy for re-routing their distribution line now, or they will hit a 12 month delay and compromise a new state of the art building to accommodate the Computer Science department and other College spaces that is estimated at approximately $117M. The project will be Design and LEED GOLD standards and will seek LEED certification. We are currently in the design phase of this work, but substantial completion is scheduled for June 2022.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jeffrey Walsh
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purchasing Division (M/C 560)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7203
Phone: (312) 355-3568
FAX: (312) 996-3135
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter

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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  • JJW981ComEdv37-28-20.pdf (47 KB)