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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA02C08e
Invitation for Construction Bid: Christopher Hall Project
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 Programshereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the the Christopher Hall project at the Urbana campus project.

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.

Bid Dates
Bids for Divisions II through VI work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, August 24, 2004. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, August 24, 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 #143 of the Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, Illinois, at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, August 2, 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.)

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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