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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA608C10031R
Invitation for Construction Bid: Remodel Organic Chemistry Lab 3030/Bldg 608 (SEL)
Award InfoPublished Friday March 11, 2011
Awarded to:
Contractor: Kroeschell, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL
Amount: $137,485
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Comments:
Successful responsive bidder:
22% MAFBE

Unsuccessful responsive bidder:
A&H Plumbing $182,000 (22% MAFBE)
C. F. Bruckner $184,890 (22% MAFBE)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Project Description
Demolition and removal of existing lab sinks; existing bench top laboratory utility services; existing metal lab bench cabinetry and casework; existing chalk boards; six existing fume hoods.

Installation of new epoxy resin flooring; new metal lab bench cabinetry, casework, bench tops (with cup sinks and cold water service); new lab sinks; new plumbing fixtures at each sink; new deionized water and eyewash stations at each sink; new bench top electrical service (110v); new gas service piping at lab benches for inert gas service; new wall located lab benches and cabinets (with electrical service); new ceiling mounted electrical service for projectors or flat screens; removal and replacement of bench water service shut-off mains in closet; installation of six (6) new fume hoods and connection to existing ductwork including balancing. Work includes painting of all walls and ceiling and installation of new dry erase white boards and projection screen.
Division 2 – Plumbing Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 23, 2011:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attention: Larry Hatton (larryh@uillinois.edu)
Chicago, IL 60612
The Owner shall assign the contract for Division 2/Plumbing Work to the Division 1/General Work in accordance with Article 6.3 of the General Conditions. (Refer to Articles 6 and 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning assignments of contracts.)

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by LCM Architects at 819 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago IL 60605, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Cushing at 420 W. Huron, Chicago IL 60610, 312-266-8228, http://www.cushingco.com by depositing a check in the amount of $100 for each set, payable to Cushing.

Bid Document Review Sets
For a complete list, please see the attached file.

Prequalification
Each bidder shall prequalify with the Owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Doc 00 20 00).

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)- http://przm.apps.uillinois.edu/

The project will be administered using the owner's web-based project management system. Recent modifications to PRZM to accommodate requirements of Public Act 096-795, effective July 1, 2010, require that Contractors attend web-based training for PRZM modification after the project is awarded and a contract is executed. Additional information on documentation requirements and available training can be found at http://www.uocpres.uillinois.edu/contractors/contracts.shtml and http://uofpp.online.uillinois.edu/Catalog/default.asp.

Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • 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.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will NOT be held.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at Office for Capital Programs at 1140 South Paulina Street; M/C 892 Room 204 in Chicago IL 60612. 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.

Documents required with bid:
  1. Section 00 40 00 - Bid form, completed and signed.
  2. Attachment A of the Bid Form.
  3. Attachment B - Minority and Female Business Enterprise (MAFBE) Program Requirements of the Bid Form
  4. Copy of Illinois CMS certificate for any identified (on Attachment B) MAFBE contractor, subcontractor, and/or supplier.
  5. Bid Deposit.
  6. Board of Elections Registration Certificate.
  7. Certifications and Statutory Requirements form.
    http://www.uocpres.uillinois.edu/docs/UI/ProjDocs/forms/certsstat.pdf
  8. Financial Disclosures and Potential Conflicts of Interest form(s).
    http://www.uocpres.uillinois.edu/docs/UI/ProjDocs/forms/findisclosure.pdf

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.

Minority and Female Business Enterprise (MAFBE) Goals
The University of Illinois has established MAFBE goals for participation by minority and female owned businesses as prime contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers in accordance with the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disability Act. Please refer to Bid Form Document 00 40 00 for additional information and instruction. Illinois Department of Central Management Services Business Enterprise Program certification is the basis for determination of MAFBE status. MAFBE goals are for each division of work and may vary by project. Specific MAFBE goals for each project are identified within the Bid Documents. The MAFBE baseline goals established for each campus follow:

Campus/Medical Center (County) Contractor MBE/FBE % Goal
Chicago (Cook County) 22%
Urbana-Champaign (Champaign County) 15%
Springfield (Sangamon County) 15%
Rockford Medical Center (Winnebago County) 15%
Peoria Medical Center (Peoria County) 15%


The Bidder shall submit within seven (7) calendar days after the bid opening, documentation of its good faith efforts to achieve the MBE/FBE goals if the goals are not met (see General Instructions to Bidders, Document 00 20 00).

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.

As of July 1, 2010, all vendors will be required to comply with Public Act 096-795 which makes significant revisions to the Procurement Code. Failure to adhere to these new provisions could cause your company to be ineligible for a contract award or cause a contract you were awarded to be voided. Additional information may be found at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/PDF/096-0795.pdf.

Any firm or individual who wishes to submit a bid in response to this solicitation must make the State Board of Elections Certification required by Public Act 95-971. The certification is included in the Certifications and Statutory Requirements form (http://www.uocpres.uillinois.edu/docs/UI/ProjDocs/forms/certsstat.pdf). If you do not make the certification and, if required, attach a copy of the Certificate of Registration from the State Board of Elections to your bid, then your bid cannot, by law, be accepted by the University.

Note:
If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.

Please refer to Public Act 95-971, which is available at http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=095-0971&GA=095, and the State Board of Elections website (http://www.elections.il.gov) for more specific information on whether you are required to register or not.

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

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