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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #698-704-04PRQ3

Invitation for Construction Bid: South Campus Mixed Use Development-UIC

Award Info
Published Tuesday October 4, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Safeway Services, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Amount:  $30,416
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday September 7, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Thursday September 22, 2005:
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 Programshereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the South Campus Mixed Use Development project at the Chicago campus project.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, hereinafter referred to as the Owner, hereby requests expression of interest and prequalification of bidders for the following bid packages for construction work for the South Campus Mixed Use Development project.

Bid Package: Sidewalk Canopy
Primary Specification Sections: N/A
Estimated Construction Value: $45,000

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 for this work is scheduled to commence in September of 2005.

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, hereinafter called 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 Kevin Wilson, Project Engineer. Prequalification for the sidewalk canopy package described above will begin September 7, 2005. Prequalification applications for the package described above are due no later than 4:00 PM, prevailing time, on September 22, 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, the prequalified applicants for the project will be notified by the Construction Manager.

Bid Dates
Bids for the sidewalk canopy will be due on Friday, September 30 at 2pm.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened, publicly read, and tabulated in the Office for Capital Programs Conference Room 244, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7217.

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.)

Bids will be received up to the hour of 4:00 PM local time, on Thursday, September 22, 2005.Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

For bidding documents and further information, contact

The University of Illinois at Chicago
312 413-8722

Pre-Bid Meeting
The pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday September 22, 2005 at Power Construction's field office at 719 West Rochford Street.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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