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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #608-703-01

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chemistry Labs Remodels

Award Info
Published Friday April 19, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • Joseph Construction Company, Lynwood, IL ($92,011 - Division I - General Work)
  • Merchants Environmental Ind., Inc., Chicago, IL ($37,499 - Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Valade Heating & Cooling, Inc. , Lansing, IL ($122,296 - Division IV - Ventilation and Air Distriution Work)
  • Webster Electric Company, Des Plaines, IL ($26,200 - Division V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  A total of $278,006
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 11
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday March 11, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday April 3, 2002:
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 Remodel Chemistry Labs 2214, 2228, 2232, and 2236 at the Chicago Campus project.

Project Description
This project consist of selective demolition of interior walls, doors and finishes; removal of laboratory counter casework, preparation of removed laboratory counter casework for reuse in other locations; refurbishment of existing metal laboratory casework; installation of new and used (provided by owner) fume hoods; installation of new laboratory counters casework, storage cabinets and work stations; partial removal of existing ductwork, electrical devices and conduit, plumbing supplies and drains; and other selective demolition as required for the installation of new work. New work includes construction of new concrete masonry walls; new doors and frames; acrylic resin overlay floor system; carpet; painting, acoustic panel ceilings; new lighting and power; new plumbing; revisions to HVAC systems.

Bid Proposals
Bids for Divisions II, IV, and V will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, March 28, 2002. Bids for Division I will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
The office for Capital Programs
1140 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL. 60612
ATTN: Ed Brown; email address:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, April 3, 2002. 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 Rm. 244 at 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, March 18, 2002. 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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