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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
RFI #698-704-04
Request for Information: South Campus Mixed Use Development
This procurement has been cancelled
Published Monday June 13, 2005
First published Monday, June 13, 2005
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Tuesday June 28, 2005:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois hereby requests expression of interest and prequalification of bidders for the following bid packages for construction work for the following project:

Project Description
This project, totaling approximately 432,000 square feet, consists of a residence hall with housing for approximately 754 students in four towers of four, seven, eleven and thirteen levels, a convocation center (UIC Forum) with an assembly facility seating approximately 3,000 in arena-style or 1,000 in banquet-style, a dining facility complete with kitchen, an event center, study rooms, and retail spaces. The project site is located on a full city block at the southeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Halsted Street. The total construction cost is estimated to be approximately $95 million. Construction is scheduled to commence in August of 2005.

Bid Package, Primary Specification Sections, Estimated Construction Value

  • Earthwork - 02230 Site Clearing, 02300 Earthwork, 02925 Soil and Soil Procurement ($740,000)
  • Caissons - 02466 Drilled Piers (Caissons) ($1,800,000)
  • Site Utility Services - 02510 Water Distribution, 02530 Sanitary Sewerage, 02620 Subdrainage, 02630 Storm Drainage ($560,000)
  • Cast-in-Place Concrete - 03100 Concrete Formwork, 03200 Concrete Reinforcement, 03300 Cast-in-place Concrete ($11,200,000)
  • Metal Fabrications and Metal Stairs - 05500 Metal Fabrications, 05511 Metal Stairs ($1,250,000)
  • Sheet Waterproofing - 07131 Self-Adhering Sheet Waterproofing ($4,0000)
  • Elevators - 14210 Electric Traction Elevators, 14240 Hydraulic Elevators ($2,260,000)
  • Bid Document Sources
    Bid documents have been prepared by Hellmoth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc., 30 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60603, phone: (312) 782-1000 and Vasilko, Hauserman & Associates, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2123, Chicago IL 60611, phone (312) 755-9800.

    Bid Document Review Sets
    Bid documents will be made available to pre-qualified bidders through Power Construction Company, LLC, 2360 Palmer Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 phone (847) 925-1300, the construction manager.

    All bidders shall be prequalified with the owner. New bidders that are not prequalified shall prequalify using the owner's web-based Contractor Annual Prequalification System (CAPS)- .

    Copies of the prequalification applications may be obtained from the construction manager by sending a fax expressing interest to (847) 925-1372 or an email expressing interest to Faxes and emails should be sent to the attention of Pat Downer, Project Engineer. Prequalification for the project's seven bid packages described above will begin June 13, 2005. Prequalification applications for the project's seven bid packages described above are due no later than 4:00 PM, prevailing time, on June 28, 2005. Prequalification is only required of prime contractors for each bid package. All applicants will also be required to provide adequate payment and performance bonding in accordance with the University's requirements. Criteria for evaluation of applicants will include company organization, relevant work experience, volume and type of work, financial standing, planning and scheduling capabilities, safety record, affirmative action and labor compliance records, other trade specific qualifications.

    Notice of Prequalification
    After the prequalification deadline, all applicants who are prequalified for the project will be notified by the Construction Manager.

    Pre-Bid Meeting
    Information and details concerning the pre-bid meeting, if any, will be included in the bid documents distributed by the construction manager.

    Bid Dates
    Information and details concerning the bid dates will be included in the bid documents distributed by the construction manager.

    Bid Opening
    Information and details concerning the location of the public bid opening will be included in the bid documents distributed by the construction manager.

    Bid Acceptance or Rejection
    The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interests of the owner after all bids have been examined and evaluated.

    Statutory Requirements
    The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project.

    Contracting and Employment Opportunities
    The University of Illinois at Chicago has established the following goals and requirement for the contracting and employment opportunities generated by this project:
    • A goal that 45% of the contracts be given to minority-owned, women-owned or local business enterprises.
    • A goal that 50% of the employment opportunities be given to minorities, women and local residents.
    • A requirement that 50% of the employment opportunities be given to City of Chicago residents. (In case of non-compliance, 1/20 of 1 percent (0.0005) of your contract sum shall be surrendered in payment for each percentage less than the 50% City residency requirement.).

    For additional information, contact:

    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    312 413-8722

    (Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

    The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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