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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA04C03

Invitation for Construction Bid: Asian American Cultural Center

Award Info
Published Tuesday September 21, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Petry Kuhne Company, Champaign IL ($665,500 Division I - General Contractor Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Urbana IL ($67,075 Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Urbana, IL ($82,900 Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Krut''s Electric, Rantoul IL ($134,400 Divison V - Electrical Work)
  • Automatic Fire Sprinkler, LLC, Bloomington IL ($24,800 Division VI - Fire Protection Work)

Amount:  Total of $974,675
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 Tuesday July 13, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday July 29, 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 Asian American Cultural Center at the Urbana campus.

Project Description
The project consists of construction of a new wood-framed, two-story plus basement, 56' x 38' building; including minor remodeling of, and addition to an existing wood-framed building on the same site. Work includes, but is not limited to, concrete work, miscellaneous structural steel and steel stairs, wood framing and sheathing, basement waterproofing, E. I. F. system, fiber-cement siding, wood windows, roofing work (asphalt shingles and E. P. D. M.), interior finishes including metal frames, wood doors, gypsum board work, resilient and carpet flooring, painting, accessories and a 3-stop hydraulic elevator. Mechanical/Electrical work includes plumbing, fire protection, gas-fired DX HVAC systems, new electrical services and power/lighting/communications and fire alarm work.

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, IV, V and VI work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, July 27, 2004. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, July 29, 2004. The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions II, IV, V and 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
Atten: Edward J. Scopel (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, July 29, 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 at the Asian Studies Building conference room, 1208 W. Nevada Ave., Urbana, IL at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, July 20, 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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