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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA621C12020Rebid
Invitation for Construction Bid: Upgrade Three Halon Fire Protection Systems
Award InfoPublished Wednesday September 11, 2013
Awarded to:
Contractor: Joseph Construction, Lynwood, IL
Amount: $398,650
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Successful, responsive bidder:

Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Friedler Construction $510,800 (23.95% MAFBE)
K.R. Miller Contractors, Inc. $511,700 (28.48% MAFBE)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday July 18, 2013
The bid opening date has been changed to August 22, 2013.

A additional NON mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held in Roosevelt Road Building, located at 728 W. Roosevelt Rd; 2nd FL Chicago on 07/31/13 at 10:00 AM prevailing time.
First published Monday, June 24, 2013
Project Description
Remove existing Halon gas fire protection system in rooms 252, 257, 273, 369, 370 in Roosevelt Road Building (728 W. Roosevelt Road). Install new clean agent fire suppression system and all appurtenances as shown on the drawings and as described in the technical specifications. Install smoke detectors as shown on the drawings. Install new fire alarm devices and panels as shown on the drawings and as described in the technical specifications. Interconnect the new fire suppression system with the existing fire alarm system and the existing air handlers as described in the drawings and the technical specifications. Seal the enclosing walls of the server rooms to contain the clean agent gas in the extent of a release as shown in the contract documents.

Please see the attached file for more information.
Division 1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 22, 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: John 0. Lewis,, (312) 996-6804
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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  • BA621C12020Rebid.pdf (69 KB)