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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #621-504-01R

Invitation for Construction Bid: High Temperature Hot Water (Rebid)

Change Order
Published Thursday July 14, 2005
Change order amount: $62,751

This change order is for:
  • Re-test underground pipe due to leak in existing piping
  • Additional excavation not specified in contract
  • Relocation of condensate tank to main mechanical room level
  • Install overflow, vent and drain piping for condensate tank
  • Install boiler feed pump and blowdown separator
  • Install generator relief pipe existing building
  • Install 4" floor drain
  • Install gate isolation valves
  • Install welded isolation valves at HTHW generator
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info
Published Friday May 31, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Merchants Environmental Industries, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount:  $238,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday April 25, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Friday May 17, 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 high temperature hot water (rebid) to Roosevelt Road Building at Chicago project.

Project Description
The project, for which base bids are being taken, consists of extending approximately 600 feet of 6 - preinsulated underground supply and return hot water pipes and 360 feet of 6 - supply and return hot water pipes serving Building 621. In addition, a steam generator shall be installed to replace the two existing boilers to provide heating for the building. Work includes all site work, excavation, pipe installation, electrical work, backfill, restoration of site, and steam generator installation.

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 Friday, May 17, 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 the Facilities Management, Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Conference Room B16, Chicago, Illinois 60607 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, May 8, 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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