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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA04S01

Invitation for Construction Bid: Bee Lab Facility

Award Info
Published Friday October 15, 2004
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Commercial Builders, Inc., Urbana, IL ($236,100 for Division I - General Work)
  • Reliable Mechanical, Savoy, IL ($86,900 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Nogle & Black Mechanical, Urbana, IL ($99,900 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors, Urbana, IL ($56,300 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Potter Electric Service, Inc. Urbana, IL ($178,450 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Fire Suppression Systems ($21,805 for Division VI - Fire Protection Work)

Amount:  Total of $679,455
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 23
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 Thursday September 23, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday October 8, 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 Bee Lab Facility project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
The project consists of construction of a new wood-framed, single story 94' x 42' building, in addition to two 8' x 8' apiary buildings. Work includes, but is not limited to, concrete work, wood framing and sheathing, fiber cement siding, wood windows, roofing work, interior finishes including metal frames, metal doors, gypsum board work, resilient flooring, suspended acoustical ceiling tile, painting, metal casework and accessories. Mechanical/Electrical work includes plumbing, fire protection, HVAC systems, new electrical service and power/lighting/communication and fire alarm work.

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
Revised Bid Date Information 9-24-04

Bid Dates
Bids for Divisions I, II, III, IV, V, VI - General, Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Electrical, and Sprinkler work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Friday, October 8, 2004. 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: Kevin Duff (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Friday, October 8, 2004. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid conference will be held in Room #128, Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak Street at 1:30 p.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, September 29, 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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