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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA02C08R

Invitation for Construction Bid: Christopher Hall Project

Award Info
Published Monday October 11, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Williams Brothers Construction - Peoria IL ($4,018,000 for Division I General Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Inc - Urbana IL ($163,945 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Nogle & Black Mechanical Inc - Urbana IL ($482,000 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work)
  • Nogle & Black Mechanical Inc - Urbana IL ($327,500 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Egizii Electric - Decatur IL ($670,800 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Superior Fire Protection Systems Inc. - Forsyth IL ($66,720 for Division VI - Fire Protection Work)

Amount:  Total of $5,728,965
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 25
The low bid amount was accepted for each division.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday July 29, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday August 24, 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 the Christopher Hall project at the Urbana campus - Modified - Added PLA Language and Changed Project Number - MODIFIED 8-4-04 - new bid dates & room #'s along with new prebid meeting date and meeting place.

Project Description
The project consists of an 'L' shaped two-story building with a basement organized around a smaller, one-story building with an exterior courtyard/garden separating the two structures. The west side of the site also includes a small parking lot for 12 cars and service access to the building. The main building of Christopher Hall contains offices, meeting rooms, research rooms, classrooms, library and storage rooms and associated support spaces including mechanical and toilet rooms. The smaller building simulates a home environment with a living room and kitchen used for observation of families as part of the research function of the Family Resiliency Program. Both buildings utilize steel frame construction with open web steel joints in combination with load bearing concrete masonry unit walls with brick veneer and precast elements on the exterior, concrete tile roofs, and typical interior construction utilizing drywall on steel studs.

This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Building & Construction Trades Council. A copy of the project labor agreement is included in the project bid documents, General Project Requirements.

Bid Dates
Bids for Divisions II through VI work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, September 8, 2004. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, September 8, 2004. The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions II - VI Work to the Contract Division I (General Contractor) in accordance with Article 6.2 of the General Conditions. (Refer to Articles 6.2 and 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning assignments of contracts.) Submit all proposals to the Owner at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Attention: Edward J. Scopel (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, August 24, 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 Room #B-3 of the Car Pool Conference Room, 1701 S. Oak, Champaign, Illinois, at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, August 23, 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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