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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA03C10-BP16

Invitation for Construction Bid: Breeching Replacement

Award Info
Published Friday September 17, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  King-Lar, Decatur, IL
Amount:  $2,452,130
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday July 20, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday September 1, 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 breeching replacement at the Urbana campus.

Project Description
This project consists of general and mechanical construction as follows:

  • Demolition work
  • Unloading, handling, storage, and installation of: (a) Replacement breeching from ID fan outlet to booster fan inlet (b) Replacement breeching from scrubber module outlet to stack (c) Flue gas reheater (d) Expansion joints, and (e) Dampers
This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Building and Construction Trades Council. A copy of the project labor agreement is included in the project bid documents, General Project Requirements.

Bid Dates
The bid opening date has been changed.

Bids for Division III - Heating work will be received up to the hour of 3 p.m. prevailing time, on Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
Physical Plant Service Building
1501 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Attent: John Kaczmarek (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 3:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, September 1, 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 155, Abbott Power Plant, 1117 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820 at 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on Monday July 26, 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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