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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #999-500-04

Invitation for Construction Bid: Stream Line Replacement

Change Order
Published Tuesday July 5, 2005
Change order amount: $156,382

This change (#1) is for:
  • Velan valves replacing Crane valves
  • Additional Rovanco piping
  • Asbestos abatement in Building 937
  • Furnish and install new 6" and 8" valves in Winchester & Polk vault
  • Premium for authorized overtime work
  • Vault wall concrete & saw cutting vs. coring
  • Asbestos abatement for steam piping to Building 937
  • Revised piping in Polk & Wolcott vault, the center vault at Building 923 and the Polk & Winchester vault
  • Project phasing & accelerated work schedule
  • Additional concrete work
  • Credit: Damen work deleted from project
  • Credit: Valve omission in center vault at Building 923
  • Credit: Winchester & Polk new vault lid vs. new vault
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info
Published Wednesday February 25, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Kroeschell Engineering Co., Chicago, IL
Amount:  $426,550
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday December 15, 2003
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday January 14, 2004:
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 Polk Street Stream Line Replacement at Chicago campus project.

Project Description
The project consists of replacing approximately 330 feet of 8 - HPS (High Pressure Steam) and 6 - CPD (Condensate Pump Discharge) and 190 feet of 4 - HPS and 3 - CPD serving Polk Street and Building 923 Residence Hall services, along with one pre-cast manhole with installation of sump pump in the new manhole. Piping will be direct buried pre-insulated steel pipe and the contractor shall be responsible for all piping, excavation, backfill, landscaping and sitework as specified herein and indicated on the drawings.

Bid Dates
Bids for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, January 14, 2004. 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 60607
ATTN: Dennis Collins (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 10:00 AM local time, on Wednesday, January 14, 2004. 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 B16E, Chicago, Illinois 60607 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, January 7, 2004. Representatives of the owner and the professional services consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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