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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #605-702-00

Invitation for Construction Bid: Escalator Replacement

Award Info
Published Thursday January 17, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Cosgrove Construction Company, Lockport, IL
Amount:  $178,500
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday September 26, 2000
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday October 23, 2000:
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 - Escalator Replacement Project, Chicago Campus project.

Project Description
The project will consist of the removal and replacement of two single rise escalators leading from the concourse level to the second floor. Work in support of the removal and replacement of the escalators will include necessary structural modifications, floor patching, escalator cladding, painting and replacement of existing handrails at the adjacent stairs and landing, plus all electrical improvements necessary to power the new escalators. The removal, fabrication and installation of the escalators will be pre-purchased by the University and assigned to the successful (Division I) General Work bidder.

Bid Proposals
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 Street, Rm. 240
Chicago, IL
Attn: Bradley W. Appier, e-mail:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Monday, October 23, 2000. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

A pre-bid conference will be held in Chicago Circle Center, 650 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, at 11:00 a.m., prevailing time, on Monday, October 16, 2000. 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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