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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BA2129040047

Invitation for Construction Bid: Cooling Tower Replacement

Award Info
Published Wednesday January 19, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • AMS Mechanical Systems - Burr Ridge, IL ($296,500 for Divison 3 - Heating Work)
  • Witte Electric - Champaign, IL ($51,000 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • M&O Environmental Co. - Peoria, IL ($42,780 for Division 45 - Environmental/Asbestos Abatement Work)

Amount:  A total of $390,280
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 7
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday September 15, 2004
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday October 7, 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 Library Cooling Tower Replacement project at the Urbana campus project (Bid # BA2129040047).

Project Description
The project consists of installation of a new owner-furnished cooling tower, piping, structural supports, variable speed drive and power wiring. It also includes the removal of existing four-cell cooling tower, structural supports, louvered screen wall, piping and power wiring.

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.

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 Divisions V (Electrical Work) and XLV (Environmental/Asbestos Abatement Work) will be received up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, October 7, 2004. Bids for Division III (Heating A/C Temp Control Work) will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Thursday, October 7, 2004. The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions V and XLV Work to the Contract Division III (Heating A/C Temp Control 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
Attention: Tim Zimmer (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Thursday, October 7, 2004. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

Pre-Bid Conference
A pre-bid conference will be held in Room #127B, Facilities and Services, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL, at 1:00 p.m., prevailing time on Thursday, September 23, 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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