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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #610-500-01

Invitation for Construction Bid: Cooling Tower at Utilities Building

Award Info
Published Tuesday April 22, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  G.F. Connelly Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Chicago IL
Amount:  374,924
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 10, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday April 9, 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 Cooling Tower at Utilities Building, Chicago project.

Project Description
The project, for which base bids are being taken, consists of furnishing and installing a 2000 ton cooling tower on the roof of the Utilities Center Building at the East Side of the UIC campus. Included are the structural modifications to the building, piping, pumping, controls and electrical installation to provide a fully functional cooling tower.

Bid Proposals
Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities Management, Physical Plant Department
1140 South Morgan Street, Room B30
Chicago, Illinois 60612
ATTN: Dennis Collins (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Wednesday, April 9, 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 Facilities Management, Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Conference Room B16E, Chicago, Illinois 60607 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, March 24, 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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