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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA05S04

Invitation for Construction Bid: Building Remodeling Project

Award Info
Published Thursday May 12, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors
  • Associated Constructors - Forsyth, IL ($460,704 for Division 1 - General Work)
  • T.A. Brinkoetter & Sons - Decatur IL ($30,650 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Reliable Mechanical - Savoy, IL ($55,800 for Division III - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work)
  • Nogle & Black Mechanical - Urbana, IL ($91,750 for Division IV - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work)
  • Glesco Electric - Urbana, IL ($179,300 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • Superior Fire Protection System - Forsyth IL ($29,830 for Division VI - Sprinkler Work)

Amount:  A total of $848,034
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 17
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday March 24, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday April 19, 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 I Building Remodeling project at the Urbana campus project.

Project Description
The project consists of remodeling of approximately 26,200 s.f. of the INHS/I Buildings 1st/2nd Floor for new offices, associated support spaces and library. Work consists of demolition of existing ceiling, partitions and finishes. New metal studs, acoustical insulation, gypsum board, aluminum entrances and frames, hollow metal frames for doors and windows, prefinished wood doors, hardware, glazing, suspended acoustical ceiling tile, resilient tile, carpeting, rubber base, toilet accessories and plastic laminate casework and countertops. Mechanical/Electrical work includes plumbing, fire protection, HVAC systems, electrical service and power, lighting/ communications, fire alarm work and balancing of air and hydronic systems.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Smith/Burgett Architects Inc., the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained Dean's Superior Blueprint, Inc. by depositing a check in the amount of $150 for each set, payable to Smith/Burgett Architects Inc.

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

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

F.W. Dodge Corp
McGraw-Hill Building
1750 S. Brentwood, Suite 270
St. Louis, MO 63144

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

Dean's Digital Plan Room
404 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Smith/Burgett Architects, Inc
102A West Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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

Both the bid dates and the room for the bid opening have changed.

Bids for Divisions I through VI work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions II - VI Work to the Contract Division I (General 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
Attention: Edward J. Scopel (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at Room 128, Physical Plant Services Building, 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 Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Meeting
The pre-bid meeting date has been changed from March 29, 2005 to April 7, 2005

A pre-bid meeting will be held in the ground floor level of the atrium of the I Building, 1816 South Oak Street, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Thursday, April 7, 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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