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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA05S03

Invitation for Construction Bid: Parking Lot Redevelopment

Award Info
Published Thursday May 12, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Stark Excavating - Champaign, IL
Amount:  $442,700
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday March 11, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday March 29, 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 Parking Lot E-12 and New Stock Pavilion Parking Lot Redevelopment project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
This project will consist of work at the Stock Pavilion Parking Lot (Lot E-11. The following work will be included in this project: Construct earthwork, storm sewers, curb and gutter, sidewalks, aggregate base with bituminous concrete surface for a new parking lot located west of the Stock Pavilion, North of Pennsylvania Avenue and South of Peabody Drive.

Lot E-12: Construct earthwork, storm sewers, pavement removal, bituminous surface removal, curb and gutter and bituminous concrete surface to convert existing tennis courts into a parking lot located East of Huff Hall and South of Gregory Drive.

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 Daily & Associates Engineers, Inc., (217) 352-4169, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the professional services consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $50 for each set, payable to the professional services consultant.

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

Daily and Associates, Engineers, Inc.
1610 Broadmoor Drive
Champaign, IL 61821

F.W. Dodge Corp. Plan Room
421 S. Grand Ave., West #1B East
Springfield, IL 62704
(800) 328-4542

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 Division I/General work will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, March 29, 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
Atten: Edward J. Scopel (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated in Room #143, 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 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 10:00 AM local time, on Tuesday, March 29, 2005. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in Room #128, Facilities & Services, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, March 22, 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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