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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA607C14015
Invitation for Construction Bid: SEL Electrical Upgrades
Award Info Published Thursday May 1, 2014
Awarded to:
Contractor: Airport Electric Company, Chicago, IL
Amount: $1,047,384
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
Successful, responsive bidder: 24% MAFBE

Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Linear Electric $1,055,880 (21.61% MAFBE)
Public Electric $1,099,945 (22.13% MAFBE)
Broadway Electric $1,105,950 (22% MAFBE)
Block Electric $1,107,200 (21.96% MAFBE)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Project Description
Science Engineering Laboratories 950 S. Halsted, Chicago. Demolish the existing Electrical Substations 1, 2, and 3 in Building SEL 607 and replace with two new substations. There is live power service to 5 buildings on campus. Accordingly, a temporary generator is expected during the construction in order assure no more than 4 hours of outage during a weekend or evening. Scope also includes replacing six Motor Control Centers and one existing emergency transfer switch. There are eight bid alternates to include replacement of six MCCs, refeed of the existing panel DP-1 on the third floor, and replacing Load Center #1.

Please see the attached file for more information.
Division 5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs - UIC
1140 South Paulina, M/C 892 Room 204
Attention: J. Molnar, David Moehring,, (312) 996-5200
Chicago, IL 60612
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
All responses must include:
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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  • BA607C14015ad.pdf (92 KB)