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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Springfield
Bid #02SP01

Invitation for Construction Bid: Classroom Office Building

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Friday August 15, 2003
The project is being bid with bid packages under a construction manager.
First published Monday September 30, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday November 1, 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 Classroom Office Building at the Springfield Campus project.

Project Description
The project consists of a 133,000 gsf structure that will house technology-enhanced and smart classrooms, seminar rooms, a lecture hall, computer laboratories, and office space for academic programs now located in Brookens Library and in prefabricated metal buildings located on the east side of campus. The new building will allow consolidation of all academic programs and key student services into permanent buildings in the center of campus, contributing further to the formation of a campus quadrangle. The buildings now located on the quadrangle are Brookens Library, the Public Affairs Center, and the Health and Sciences Building. The campus master plan calls for the development of more green space in the quadrangle area in order to create a collegial environment and social atmosphere. The new building will also permit Brookens Library to reclaim space now occupied by academic programs for crucial expansion of its collections and technology-related services. Also, the addition of new technology-enhanced and smart classrooms will raise UIS to a more advanced level of technological sophistication in delivering high quality education to its students.

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

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o University of Illinois at Springfield
Purchasing Office, Business Services Building, Rm 106
1 University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
Attn: Michael Bloechle, Purchasing Agent
email address:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Friday, November 1, 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 Conference Room F, Public Affairs Center, University of Illinois Springfield at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, October 23, 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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