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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #605-700-02

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chicago Circle Center

Award Info
Published Wednesday March 12, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors
  • F.J. Lawdensky Construction Co., Schaumburg, IL ($961,100 for Division I General Work)
  • Meccon Industries, Inc., Lansing IL ($32,370 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Valade Heating & Cooling, Lansing IL ($134,500 for Division IV - Ventilation/Air Distribution Work)
  • Horizon Contractors, Chicago IL ($335,130 for Division V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  Total of $1,463,100
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 18
Division VI - Temperature Control will be re-bid. No prequalification statements received for Division III.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday February 11, 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 Chicago Circle Center - Third and Fourth Floors South at Chicago project.

Project Description
The project will renovate the third floor and create a fourth floor mezzanine for student services and student organization offices. Work will include revisions to existing HVAC systems including new distribution ductwork, new electrical service, lighting, telecommunications, fire alarm system and general construction including walls, floors and new interior finishes.

Bid Proposals
Bids for Divisions II through VI work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, March 5, 2003. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, March 6, 2003. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o The Office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Attention: Bradley Appier (email:

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 Chicago Circle Center, third floor south at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, February 18, 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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