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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA05C37

Invitation for Construction Bid: Interior Remodeling Project

Award Info
Published Tuesday June 14, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Roessler Construction Co. - Rantoul IL ($718,000 for Division I General Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors - Urbana, IL ($60,332 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • A&R Mechanical Contractors - Urbana, IL ($153,290 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration, & Temperature Control Work)
  • King Lar Company - Decatur IL ($93,400 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Coleman Electrical Service - Mansfield, IL ($157,335 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Superior Fire Protection Systems - Forsyth, IL ($22,410 for Division VI- Sprinkler Work)

Amount:  A total of $1,204,767
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 Wednesday May 4, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 26, 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 College of Law - Interior Remodeling project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
This project will consist of the remodeling of approximately 8,400 SF total on the basement, 1st and 2nd floors of the west end of the existing Law Building. New mechanical space development in the existing basement and interior remodeling and new offices development on the 1st and 2nd floors. New cast in place concrete areaway and foundations. Structural steel framing, masonry exterior wall construction, and minor roofing work. Installation and glazing of new aluminum framed window units, pre-purchased by the University. Stud and drywall partitions, acoustical tile ceilings, new steel framed stair, steel and glass railing systems, doors, frames, hardware, painting and other decorative finishes and components. New Plumbing / Heating / AC / Ventilating / Electrical / Sprinkler Work.

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. 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 Moorhead-Gruber Architects, 495 Devonshire Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Dean's Blueprint Planroom,, (217) 359-3261, by depositing a check in the amount of $80 for each set, payable to Moorhead-Gruber Architects.

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

Moorhead-Gruber Architects
495 Devonshire Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

F.W. Dodge Planroom
Quantum Center
421 S. Grand Ave. West,
Suite 1B East
Springfield, IL 62704

1811 W. Altorfer Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Reed Construction Market Data
665 Craig Road, Suite 225
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

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 PRZM 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 (Plumbing, Heating A/C Temp Control, Ventilation, Electrical, Sprinkler) work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m.. prevailing time, on Thursday, May 26, 2005. Bids for Division I work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on May 26, 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 (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated in Room #128 (for Divs. II - VI) and in Room #127B (for Div. I), Facilities & Services, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820. 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, May 26, 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 meeting will be held in the Law Building - South Entrance Lobby at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, May 17, 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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