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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA05C22PH2

Invitation for Construction Bid: Ash Handling System Repair

Award Info
Published Thursday February 3, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Duce Construction Company, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $397,782
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 Wednesday January 5, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday January 25, 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 the Ash Handling System Repair - Phase 2 project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
This project includes general construction including installation of ash silo foundations, associated ash handling equipment bridge and foundations, extension of pavement to include new ash silo equipment, extension of existing utility duct back, and demolition of existing ash silo and associated equipment.


  • Ash storage silo foundations.
  • Blower/MCC building slab.
  • Pipe bridge to ash silo and associated pipe bridge support structure and foundations.
  • Site construction including grading and installation of pavement extension.
  • Installation of underground utility duct bank from existing duct bank.
  • Demolition of existing bottom ash silo and utilities.
Contractor shall employ and pay for services of independent testing laboratory to perform specified testing.

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 Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Stanley Consultants, 225 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52671, 563/264-6600, hereinafter called the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the professional services consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $300 for each set, payable to professional services consultant.

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

Facilities & Services
Physical Plant Services Building
Room 117
1501 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Stanley Consultants, Inc.
225 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

Stanley Consultants, Inc.
8501 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-2801

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)-

Note: 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 Division I, General work will be received up to the hour of 3:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
Attn: John Kaczmarek, (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated in Room #128, Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, Illinois. 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 University of Illinois 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 3:00 PM local time, on Tuesday, January 25, 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 conference will be held in Room 155, Abbott Power Plant, 1117 S. Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois at 3:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, January 18, 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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