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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #03C14

Invitation for Construction Bid: Beckwith Living Center Facility Upgrade

Award Info
Published Thursday March 27, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • McDowell Builders, Inc. Sidell, IL ($99,495 for Division I - General Work)
  • Glesco Electric, Inc., Urbana, IL ($169,646 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Automatic Fire Sprinker, L.L.C., Bloomington, IL ($69,800 for Division VI - Fire Protection Work)

Amount:  A total of $338,941
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 12
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday February 17, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday March 6, 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 Beckwith Living Center Facility upgrade at the Urbana Campus project.

Project Description: This project consists of: health/life/safety upgrades to a 15,900 SF residence hall.

Bid Dates: Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on March 4, 2003, for Contract Division II (Fire Protection) through Contract Division III (Electrical) work. Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on March 6, 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: Jo Ellen Francis,

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, March 6, 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 the Dining Room at Beckwith Hall, 201 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday, February 20, 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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