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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #00S16a

Invitation for Construction Bid: Electrical - Main Substation Installation

Award Info
Published Tuesday March 12, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen, Inc., Urbana ($307,700 for Division I - General Work)
  • The L.E.Myers Company, Decatur, IL ($382,367 for Division V - Electrical work)

Amount:  A total of $690,067
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday January 25, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday February 19, 2002:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

The Board of Trustees of U of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the UIUC Electrical Distribution Development Phase V - Main Substation Installation Component at the Urbana Campus project.

Project Description
The project, for which base bids are being taken, consists of the 1) installation of concrete encase electrical underground ductlines from existing manholes to the existing substation switchgear building and 138KV riser locations; and 2) installation of a substation ground grid, buswork, potential transformers, concrete foundations for steel support and equipment foundation, stone backfill, erection of steel support structures and 138KV electrical switches, and associated hardware within the UIUC Main Substation located at Stadium Drive due west of Oak Street.

Bid Proposals
Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Planning, Design & Construction
Illini Union Bookstore
807 S. Wright St.
Suite 320
Champaign, IL 61820
Attn: Jim Spese

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, February 19, 2002. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Conference
A pre-bid conference will be held in Room 127 at the Physical Plant Services building, 1501 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, at 9:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, February 12, 2002. Representatives of the owner and the architect/engineer will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.

(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

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