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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #976-700-02

Invitation for Construction Bid: Structural Biology Instrumentation Building

Award Info
Published Monday June 9, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Burling Builders, Inc., Chicago IL ($1,916,384 for Division I - General Work)
  • Meccon Industries, Lansing MI ($131,055 for Division II Plumbing Work)
  • Voris Mechanical, Glendale Hts, IL ($383,880 for Divsion III - Heating Work)
  • Chicago Cooling Corp., Chicago, IL ($172,000 for Division IV - Ventilation Work)
  • Webster Electric Company, Des Plaines IL ($524,250 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Global Fire Protection, Downers Grove IL ($52,185 for Division VI - SPrinkler System - Work)

Amount:  Total of $3,179,754
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 39
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday April 2, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Friday May 2, 2003:
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 Structural Biology Instrumentation Building at Chicago project.

Project Description
The project consists of the new construction of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility to house current and future high field vertical bore nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers. In addition to the main spectrometer room, there will be an x-ray crystallography room, a computer room, a small wet lab, office space, a conference room and other associated support spaces. The following 7 divisions of work shall be bid: General, Plumbing, Heating Piping and Temperature Control, Ventilation, Electrical, Fire Protection/Sprinkler, and Utility Site Work.

Bid Proposals
Bids for Divisions II through VII work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, April 29, 2003. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Friday, May 2, 2003. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o The Office for Capital Programs, Room 204
1140 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7222
Attn: John Novak; email:

Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Friday, May 2, 2003. 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 IIDD Building, Room 166 at 1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7222 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 15, 2003. 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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