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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA04N09

Invitation for Construction Bid: Mechanical Engineering

Award Info
Published Wednesday January 19, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • Associated Constructors - Bloomington, IL ($574,035 for Division I General Work)
  • A&R Mechanical - Urbana, IL ($44,560 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Reliable Mechanical Co. - Savoy, IL ($232,215 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration, & Temperature Control Work)
  • Nogle & Black Mechanical - Urbana, IL ($148,500 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Coleman Electrical Services, Inc. - Mansfield, IL ($153,938 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Fire Supression Systems, Inc. - Champaign, IL ($99,835 for Division VI - Sprinkler Work)

Amount:  a total of $1,253,083
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday December 9, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 6, 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 Programshereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the the Mechanical Engineering Lab Nanoscale Institute 4th floor remodel project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
This project will remodel approximately 7,000 square feet of office space at the 4th floor of the University of Illinois Mechanical Engineering Laboratory at Urbana-Champaign. The project includes new interior partitions, mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, sprinkler systems, and window systems.

This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by BLDD Architects Inc., 2104 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign, IL 61821. The bid documents may be obtained from Decatur Blue Print, 230 W. Wood Street, Decatur, IL by depositing a check in the amount of $200 for each set, payable to BLDD.

Bid Document Review Sets
Complete sets of bid documents will be on file at:

BLDD Architects, Inc.
2104 W. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

University of Illinois ? Facilities and Services
1501 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association
1811 West Altorfer Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

F.W. Dodge Corporation
421 S. Grand Avenue West, Suite 1B East
Springfield, IL 62718

McLean & Livingston County Construction Council
1801 W. Hovey
Normal, IL 61761

TEAM Offices
2901 Research Drive
P.O. Box 3124
Champaign, IL 61826-3124
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 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 work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, January 6, 2005. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, January 6, 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
Attn: Edward J. Scopel, Associate Campus Architect, (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated in Room 128, University of Illinois, Facilities & Services, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820 for Divisions II-VI; Room 127B, University of Illinois, Facilities & Services, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820 for Division I. 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 Thursday, January 6, 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 Conference
A pre-bid meeting will be held at the 4th of the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory at 2 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, December 21, 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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