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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #01S04C

Invitation for Construction Bid: Library Remote Storage Warehouse

Award Info
Published Monday August 18, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • Petry-Kuhne Co. ($2,225,000 for general work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Inc. ($167,250 for plumbing work)
  • Reliable Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. ($388,500 for heating, piping, refrigeration, and temperature control work)
  • T.A. Brinkoetter & Sons ($1,085,500 for ventilation and air distribution work)
  • Glesco Electric Co. ($579,700 for electrical work)
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler, L.L.C. ($98,800 for fire protection work)

Amount:  A total of $4,544,750
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 35
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday December 24, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday February 20, 2003:
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 Library Remote Storage Warehouse at the Urbana Campus - REVISED project.

Project Description
This project is for the construction of a multi-phase storage facility primarily for book storage and a small administrative support area. The initial phase will be for approximately 29,000 gsf. to support one million volumes of books. Future phases will complete the build-out and total seven million volumes of book storage. The site is campus-owned and in Champaign, Illinois. The project will follow a recently completed Program Analysis and Program Design.

Bid Dates
Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on February 20, 2003, for Divisions II (Plumbing) - Division VI (Fire Protection) work. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on February 20, 2003, for Division I (General) work. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Planning, Construction & Maintenance
1501 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
ATTN: Project Manager, Ed Scopel,

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, February 20, 2003. 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 Conference Room #143 of the Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on January 7, 2003. 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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