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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA614C07037PHOTO
Invitation for Construction Bid: Lincoln Hall Photovoltaic
Award InfoPublished Monday June 22, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: Electrical Systems, Inc., East Hazel Crest, IL
Amount: $305,430
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, May 18, 2009
Project Description
Install Photovoltaic array on the roof of Lincoln Hall.

Division 44 - Other Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 2, 2009:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina, Room 204
Attention: Gregory P. Quinn, gregq@uillinois.edu
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Design Organization, Inc., 300 West Hubbard Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Illinois 60610, 312-324-5500, Attn: Tom Longhi, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. One set of bid documents may be obtained from Cushing & Color Chicago, 420 West Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois, 312-266-8228, starting Monday May 18, 2009. Call in advance to order bid set. No deposit required. One bid set consists of one set of plans and specifications, and one CD of the plans and specifications. Additional sets, and the cost for them, will be the responsibility of the party requesting them.

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 (Document 00200). If applicable, the project-specific prequalification (Document 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday May 28, 2009.

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. 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 PRZM 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
Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in first floor lobby of Lincoln Hall, 707 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois at 09:00 A.M. prevailing time on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. 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.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at the Office for Capital Programs, Room 244, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612. 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.

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.

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.

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 Bid Document 00300. 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 (www.elections.il.gov) for more specific information on whether you are required to register or not. Information on how to submit copies of the registration certificate to the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education is available at the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin website (http://www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us ).

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

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