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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs
Bid #999-509-01A

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chilled Water Conversion, West Campus Building

Change Order
Published Monday August 18, 2003
Change order amount: $50,325

  • Revision from aramaflex to fiberglass insulation
  • Revision of piping in east-west tunnel
  • Revision of College of Medicine connection
  • Additional valves and piping in condenser water system
  • Shoring of tunnel for an extended period of time
  • Expedite valve delivery
  • Furnish triple duty valves in Buildings 909 and 910
  • Demo pump in Building 914
  • Insulate chilled water cross connection in Building 902
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info
Published Thursday July 17, 2003
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • AMS Mechanical Systems, Inc., Burr Ridge ($528,675 for Divison III - Heating Work)
  • McWilliams Electic Co., Inc., Schaumberg IL($15,000 for Division V - Electrical Work)

Amount:  Total of $543,675
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 14
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday August 19, 2002
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:30 AM, Thursday October 17, 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 West Campus Building Chilled Water Conversions at the Chicago Campus.

Project Description
The project, for which base bids are being taken, consists of connecting existing west campus chilled water systems to the new campus chilled water distribution system. The work is as described in the bid documents and consists generally of the following:

  • Connecting the existing buildings' chilled water system to the campus central chilled water distribution system
  • Replacing existing 3-way chilled water control valves with new 2-way control valves
  • Furnishing and installing chilled water booster pumps in various buildings
  • Connecting the existing building chilled water control system to the campus SCADA system
Bid Proposals
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 11:30 AM local time, on Thursday, October 17, 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 B16E, Chicago, Illinois 60607 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, September 11, 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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