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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA03C28

Invitation for Construction Bid: Laboratory and Library Renovation

Award Info
Published Tuesday October 4, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • CORE Construction - Morton IL ($3,255,000 for Division 1 - General Work)
  • McWilliams Mechanical - Champaign, IL ($719,000 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors ($1,053,000 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work)
  • King-Lar Company - Decatur IL ($1,457,800 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Coleman Electric - Mansfield IL ($689,682 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Fire Suppression Systems Inc. - Chamapign, IL ($128,250 for Division VI - Sprinkler Work)

Amount:  A total of $7,302,732
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
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 Friday June 17, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 12, 2005:
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 Noyes Laboratory Organic Laboratory and Library Renovation at the Urbana Campus project.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois requests sealed bids for construction work for the following project:

Project Name
Noyes Laboratory Organic Laboratory and Library Renovation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Project Description
The project consists of the upgrade of core building heating, ventilation and fire protection systems including a new attic mechanical room, relocating/rehabilitating the School of Chemical Sciences library from the second floor to the first floor, creating a new organic chemistry laboratory on the second floor and the creation of two (2) first floor classrooms. The Work shall be conducted in 2 major phases. Phase I shall consist of the core building systems upgrade and complete library Work. Phase II shall consist of the organic chemistry laboratory and Classroom 163 and 165.

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

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by HarleyEllis, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Dean's Superior Blueprint, 404 E. University Ave., Champaign (217) 359-3261 by depositing a check in the amount of $250 for each set, payable to the professional services consultant.

Bid Document Review Sets
For the convenience of bidders, complete sets of bid documents will be on file at:

401 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60610
F.W. Dodge Plan Room
421 S. Grand Ave.
Springfield, IL 67204
Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association
1811 W. Altorfer Drive
Peoria, IL 61615
Dean's Superior Blueprint
404 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Each bidder shall prequalify with the Owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200).

All bidders shall be prequalified with the owner. New bidders that are not prequalified shall prequalify using the owner''s web-based Contractor Annual Prequalification System (CAPS)-

The project will be administered using the owner''s web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.

Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher is recommended.
  • E-mail: PRZM requires the user to have a valid e-mail account.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer

Bid Dates
Bids for Divisions II through VI type work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. 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, IL 61820, Attention: Edward J. Scopel,

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at Room 128, Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820. Noted errors, omissions and defects will be announced. Bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. The public opening and reading is for information only and is not construed as acceptance or rejection of any bid.

Bid Acceptance or Rejection
The owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part thereof, to waive any informalities in the bidding, and to accept the bids deemed to be in the best interests of the owner after all bids have been examined and evaluated.

Statutory Requirements
The successful bidder will be required to comply with all laws, statutes, regulations, ordinances, rulings or enactments of any governmental authority that are applicable to the work or to the project. The successful bidder shall pay prevailing wages and shall utilize equal employment opportunity hiring practices in connection with this project.

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

For bidding documents and further information, contact

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
217 333-1232

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in Roger Adams Laboratory Building, 600 South Mathews, Champaign, IL, Room #171 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday, June 23, 2005. 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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