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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #655-702-01

Invitation for Construction Bid: Jewel Surge Space Remodel

Award Info
Published Tuesday May 27, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • Buckeye Construction Co., Inc., Chicago, IL ($472,175 for Division I - General Work)
  • Great Lakes Plumbing & Heating, Chicago, IL ($73,000 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Merchants Environmental Ind., Chicago, IL ($245,500 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration, Temperature Control, Ventiliation, and Air Distribution Work)
  • Webster Electric Co., Des Plaines, IL ($165,000 for Divison V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  A total of $955,675
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 18
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday August 9, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday August 30, 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 Jewel Surge Space Remodel at the Chicago Campus project.

Project Description
This project involves renovating the former Jewel food store to accommodate the occupants of Art and Design Hall on a temporary basis (approximately one year). This area will contain an audio/visual/computer lab as well as the printmaking, painting, and sculpture studios, and Gallery 400.

Bid Proposals
Bids for Division II through Division V work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Monday, August 26, 2002. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Friday, August 30, 2002.

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 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL. 60612-7217
ATTN: Joan Schwamlein or E-Mail Address:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Friday, August 30, 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 former Jewel store on Harrison Street at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Thursday, August 15, 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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