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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA04C31

Invitation for Construction Bid: Safety Code 2000 - Phase I

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 22, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Roessler Construction Co., Inc., Rantoul IL ($223,933 for Division I - General Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Urbana IL ($506,000 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work)
  • Bodine Electric of Champaign, Champaign, IL ($122,528 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • McDaniel Fire Systems, Inc., Champaign, IL ($136,275 for Division VI - Fire Protection Work)

Amount:  Total of $988,736
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 10
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 Monday March 29, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 15, 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 Housing Life Safety Code 2000 - Sherman Hall Piping/Valves Replacement, Phase I at the Urbana campus.

Project Description
This project consists of replacing heating/cooling riser piping, fan coils, pumps and mechanical room piping modifications to the five-story wing; adding a sprinkler system to the five-story wing, with associated piping, conduit and wire, and chase repair work; and of updating fire alarm notification appliances for the entire building.

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 Dates
Bids for Divisions III, V & VI work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, April 13, 2004. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, April 15, 2004. The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions III, V, 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
Attn: Jean Ascoli (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, April 15, 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 Sherman Hall Main Lounge, 909 S. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 6, 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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