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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #949-800-02

Invitation for Construction Bid: UIC Hospital-Replace Cart Lift

Award Info
Published Friday August 15, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Cartlift Contractors
Amount:  $280,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday October 14, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday October 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 UIC Hospital - Replace Cart Lift at Chicago.

Project Description
The scope of work primarily includes, but is not limited to, demolition and discarding of existing hydraulic cart lift elevator and associated machine room, hoist-way and pit equipment; installing an overhead traction type vertical reciprocating conveyor with manually operating car and hoistway doors in the existing vacated hoistway. The conveyor car shall have inside dimensions equal to existing cart lift car. The work also includes providing service tool and training to UIC elevator mechanics, and providing warranty service. Scope will also include selective demolition, constructing fire rated wall with self closing, self locking door, installing access door in hoist-way, installing platform inside the hoist-way and installing a ladder for access to the traction machine.

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

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
University of Illinois at Chicago
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago IL
ATTN: Dean Mohiuddin
e-mail address: (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Wednesday, October 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 large conference room, Room 244, of the Paulina Street Building at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time on Monday, October 21, 2002. Representatives of the Hospital Administration and the Office for Capital Programs 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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