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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #601-700-03

Invitation for Construction Bid: Rebecca Port Faculty Student Center

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 3, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • John Edward Construction Co., Downers Grove, IL ($834,560 for Division I General Work)
  • Chicago Cooling Corp., Chicago, IL ($94,800 for Division III - Heating, Pieping, Refrigeration,& Temperature Control Work)
  • Loyola Electrical Const., Co., Inc. Chicago, IL ($87,600 for Divison V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  A total of $1,016,960
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 April 14, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday May 2, 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 Rebecca Port Faculty Student Center, Chicago project.

Project Description
The project consists of remodeling the first and second floors of University Hall to enclose exterior space and remodel interior space into a lounge/caf´┐Ż. Work includes demolition, window wall, new stairs, minor remodeling on the Third Floor, new HVAC and electrical. General (Div. I) work to include Plumbing (Div. II) and Ventilation (Div. IV) work.

Bid Proposals
Bids for Divisions III and V work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, May 1, 2003. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Friday, May 2, 2003. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs M/C 892)
Room 204, 1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois
Attention: Robert E. Larson (email:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Friday, May 2, 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 244, 1140 S. Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 22, 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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