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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA621C12017
Invitation for Construction Bid: Upgrade the UPS system at RRB
Award InfoPublished Thursday July 11, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Sharlen Electric, Chicago, IL
Amount: $694,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
Successful responsive bidder:

Unsuccessful responsive bidders:
Public Electric $707,000 (35% MAFBE)
McWilliams Electric $723,400 (60% MAFBE)
Argo Electric $762,000 (51% MAFBE)
Broadway Electric $966,000 (22% MAFBE)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, April 22, 2013
Project Description
UIC-Roosevelt Road Building, 728 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Replace 3 existing UPS Modules, with two (2) 450KW modules and make necessary modifications to electrical wiring and infrastructure to accommodate. Replace existing batteries with six strings of batteries to provide a minimum of 60 minutes of UPS operation with a load of 402 KW with both UPS modules carrying 50% of the load.

Please see the attached file for more information.
Division 5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013:
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: Brad Simmons,, (312) 996-3279
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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  • BA621C12017Ad.pdf (85 KB)