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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #605-700-99-2

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chicago Circle Center - Renewal Project

Award Info
Published Wednesday August 15, 2001
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • General Building & Maintenance, Chicago (General Work-$4,253,862)
  • Meccon Industries, Lansing (Plumbing Work-$5,500)
  • Intrastate Piping, Orland Park (Heating, Piping & Refrigeration Work-$224,546)
  • McWilliams Electric, Schaumburg (Electrical Work-$1,581,515
  • JWP/Hyre Electric, Highland, Indiana (Temperature Control Work-$74,692)

Amount:  A total of $6,255,423
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 18
Ventilation and Air Distribution Work
The bids for the Ventilation and Air Distribution Work exceeded the architect's estimate and were rejected. That division of work will be rebid separately.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday March 6, 2001
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 12, 2001:
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 - Renewal Project - University of Illinois at Chicago project.

Project Description
The project consists the renovation of the first and second floor concourse to add a new vestibule and storefront at the east side of the building. A new storefront at the west side of the building, with an alternate for a new canopy at the west side. A partial concrete deck restoration and patch at the first floor ceiling. Renovation and cleaning of floor and a new ceiling finish with the addition of new wall elements and custom furniture (first and second floor). Addition of a new HVAC system for the entire first floor concourse area. A new 36-foot tall glass enclosure system on the second floor east terrace with custom lighting system, new finishes, electrical system and related additions. The second floor west terrace will be substantially upgraded as well, but will remain an exterior space. The guardrail system will be modified and extended. The Inner Circle perimeter wall will be modified with new punched openings as an alternate. The entire area will be re-roofed and a pedestal paver system will be installed. The ceilings in both spaces will be painted. At the first floor, a SINC office will be constructed in the northeast corner of the concourse and new drop soffits will be added to the other three corners. The main entry point of the bookstore will be moved to the east side and display windows will be added at both the east and west. Several existing 10-foot high patio and interior doors will be replaced with 8-foot door and transoms. The existing AHU-9, which serves the Inner Circle Caf� will be replaced with a new unit that will supply this space as well as the enclosed east terrace, the exhaust fan will also be replaced. The substantial renovation of many interior spaces is also part of this Renewal project. A new stair will be installed between the first, second, and third floors to facilitate circulation between the two new lounge spaces and a future lounge on the third floor. The fourth floor will be redeveloped into the largest computer lab at UIC. A new entry will be added to the link between the tower and the main union to the south. The second floor common areas will be completely renovated to include casual lounges, postal services, vending, and new retail options. A new community environment will be developed for the Student Government and Student groups with the complete renewal of the Third Floor South. These projects as well as several other improvements will occur while the building is in operation.

Bid Dates
Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 P.M. prevailing time, on Friday, April 6, 2001 for Division II (Plumbing), Division III (Heating and Piping), Division IV (Ventilation), Division V (Electrical) and Division VI (temperature Control) work. . Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 P.M. prevailing time, on Thursday, April 12, 2001, 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 Office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612
ATTN: Bradley Appier

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, April 12, 2001. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid conference will be held in Chicago Circle Center, White Oak Room, 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL., 10:00 A.M. prevailing time on Tuesday, March 20, 2001. 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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