Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Friday, December 3, 2010:
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 2, 2010:
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions 3 – Heating, Piping, Refrigeration and Temperature Control Work and 5 – Electrical Work to the Contract Division # 1 General Trades Contractor 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 David Woodhouse Architects, 230 West Superior, 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60654,
hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $150.00
for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant.
Bid Document Review Sets
For a complete list, please see the attached file.
Each bidder shall pre-qualify with the Owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00 20 00). The project-specific pre-qualification(Document 00 46 00) deadline is 4:00 p.m.
prevailing time on Monday, November 15, 2010.
All bidders shall be pre-qualified with the Owner. New bidders that are not pre-qualified shall pre-qualify using the Owner's web-based Contractor Annual Pre-qualification 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
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
A pre-bid meeting will be held in the Richard J. Daley Library, 801 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654 at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time on Monday, November 22, 2010. 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.
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at Office for
Capital Programs, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60612 in conference room 244. 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:
Bid Acceptance or Rejection
- Section 00 40 00 – Bid form, completed and signed.
- Attachment A of the Bid Form.
- Bid Deposit.
- Board of Elections Registration Certificate.
- Certifications and Statutory Requirements form.
- Financial Disclosures and Potential Conflicts of Interest form(s).
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. Illinois Department of Central Management Services Business Enterprise Program certification is the basis for determination of MAFBE status. These goals are for each division of work and are as follows:
MBE/FBE % Goal
Chicago (Cook County)
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
Code. Failure to adhere to these new
provisions could cause your company to be ineligible for a contract
cause a contract you were awarded to be voided.
Additional information may be found at PA 096-795.
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.
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 (www.elections.il.gov) for more specific
information on whether you are required to register or not.