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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA605-700-99

Invitation for Construction Bid: Chicago Circle Center Remodeling

Award Info
Published Thursday January 10, 2002
Awarded to:
Contractor:  multiple contractors:
  • General Bulding and Maintenance ($4,253,862 for Division I - General Work)
  • Meccon Industries ($195,500 for Division II - Plumbing Work)
  • Intrastate Piping and Controls ($224,546 for Division III - Heating, Piping and Refrigeration Work)
  • Valade Heating & Cooling Inc. ($535,660 for Division IV - Ventilation and Air Distribution Work)
  • McWilliams Electric ($1,581,515 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • JWP/Hyre Electic ($74,692 for Division VI Temerature Control Work)

Amount:  $6,865,775
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 22
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday May 11, 2000
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday June 23, 2000:
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 Chicago Circle Center Remodeling - Phase I - Chicago project.

Project Description
The project consists of the replacement of existing exterior glazing at first floor, creation of a new entrance vestibule structure, enclosure of the second floor east patio with custom architectural window wall system, installation of new interior floor finishes in the new patio area, replacement of second floor west exterior patio flooring, replacement of large air handling unit that serves second floor food court and new enclosed patio, remodel UIC bookstore, replace two escalators from first to second floor, provide new heating and air conditioning for the first floor concourse, install new terrazzo flooring at first floor concourse, and upgrade lighting and electrical throughout the project.

Bid Proposals
For Division II through Division V work, bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Friday, June 16, 2000.

For Division I work, bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, on Friday, June 23, 2000.

Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
Rm. 204, 1140 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL
Attention: Bradley W. Appier (

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Friday, June 23, 2000. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

A pre-bid conference will be held in the Second Floor - Inner Circle Caf�, Chicago Circle Center, 750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL. at 8:30 a.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, June 7, 2000. Representatives of the owner and the architect/engineer will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. A guided tour of the facility will be given by the University staff and design team. All prospective bidders are urged to attend.

(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

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