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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Emergency Award #JMG961

Announcement of an Emergency Award/Quick Purchase

Final Amount
Published Thursday July 14, 2022
Vendor: Contractors Power and Light Company
Final Amount: $134,470

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

Award Info Awarded Monday March 21, 2022

Contractors Power and Light CompanyThorton, IL

  • Amount: An estimated $134,470
  • Terms: An estimated start date of 3/21/2022 through 6/19/2022
  • Renewals: None



1 total
0 BEP vendors
0 VBP vendors
0 Small businesses

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Monday, March 21, 2022
The University awarded a contract for emergency electrical work.
This emergency/quick purchase was required due to a situation in which immediate action was needed to prevent any disruption in University services.
Load Center 1 was being tested and it was discovered that the 15kV standby line at 921 failed. The concern is that currently only the normal line feeds the two switches, which feed the motor control centers that supply power to the boilers that supply steam to campus, compressors that supply air to campus along with equipment that provide water treatment for the boilers. If that line fails it would cause catastrophic issues for the campus along with the hospitals. CPL will pump down and inspect five (5) electrical manholes to determine route of the failed feeder. They will then remove approximately 700ft of existing15kv cable between building 921 medium voltage switch and load center. They will install the cables (3) 15kv cable terminations on transformer in building 921, (6) 15kv cable terminations in medium voltage switchgear in building 921, (3) 15kv cable terminations in load center, (3) sets 15kv cable splices in manholes, and new cable racks in manholes and load center basement as needed. After all installed CPL will rack, label and fire-tape new cable in five (5) manholes and basement of load center. Very-low-frequency (VLF) Acceptance Test new cables. Report available upon completion. Finally perform a maintenance test one (1) 1500kva oil-filled station type transformer per InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) standards. Reports available upon completion.

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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Emergency Purchase Statement
  • JMG961ContractorsPowerandLightEmergency.pdf (48 KB)
Final Costs
  • JMG961CPLEmergencyPurchaseFinalCostandTerm.pdf (488 KB)