University of Illinois at Chicago
Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase
Comed - Chicago North OfficeChicago, IL
- Amount: An estimated $1,735,750
- Terms: An estimated start date of 12/15/2020 through 3/14/2021
- Renewals: None
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0 VBP vendors
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The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, December 10, 2020
The University awarded a contract for relocation of high voltage eletrical vault.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which items available on the spot market or at discounted prices were available for a limited time such that sound business judgment mandated a purchase immediately to take advantage of the availability and price.
The State of Illinois has appropriated $98M for the construction of the Computer Design Research and Learning Center (CDRLC) on UICs campus. UIC is contributing $19.8M towards the $117.8M project budget to fund design services, professional services, and other related construction costs. The project is anticipated to begin construction in April 2021. In order to construct the building, a high voltage electrical vault owned by ComEd that is located in the footprint of the new building must be relocated. This work can only be completed by ComEd and its vendors, and this emergency procurement is needed to complete design, detailed engineering, material procurement, and civil construction that ComEd must complete. We cannot begin construction on CDRLC until the relocation is completed. This work will be funded by UICs institutional funds which are available now as part of UICs $19.8M contribution towards the overall project. The electrical utility, ComEd and its vendors, are performing the work, and only they can perform the work. This ComEd project is enabling the project for the new Computer Science building (CDRLC). If this ComEd project is not completed on time, the CDRLC project cannot start. This is for Phase 2 of the project, which must be done immediately in order to be complete before construction starts on the new building.
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
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.
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qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.