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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #952-500-02

Invitation for Construction Bid: Fourth Emergency Generator Installation

Award Info
Published Wednesday September 25, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • AMS MEchanical Systems, Inc., Burr Ridge IL ($115,730 for Division III - Heating Work)
  • Horizon Contractors, Inc., Chicago, IL ($442,888 for Divison V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  $558,618
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 11
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday August 7, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday September 4, 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 Central Refrigeration Plants Installation of the Fourth Emergency Generator at the Chicago Campus project.

Project Description
The project, for which base bids are being taken, consists of furnishing and installing a fourth 1000 KW emergency generator in the existing Central Refrigeration Plant. Work includes make-up air fans, electrical switchgear, pumps, controls and all other necessary appurtenances to complete the installation.

Bid Dates
Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, for Division III and V Work. 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 Wednesday, September 4, 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, August 21, 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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