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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA623C06060RB
Invitation for Construction Bid: Plaza Deck Repairs & Upgrade-EPASW (rebid)
Award InfoPublished Friday March 13, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: Simpson Construction Company, Bellwood, IL
Amount: $1,255,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, February 5, 2009
Project Description
This project consists of, but not limited to, repairs and upgrades for the Education, Performing Arts and Social Work plaza. The repairs will include repairs to the existing reinforced concrete deck as required, installation of a new waterproofing membrane, insulation and new removal pavers. Also included are repairs to low masonry garden walls, existing stairs and granite benches.
Division 15 or Division 26
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:30 AM, Friday, February 20, 2009:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities Management Department
1140 South Morgan Street, Room 146P
Attention: Dennis Collins (
Chicago, IL 60607-7143
Bids for Division 15 (Concrete Work) or Division 26 (Roofing Work) are included above.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by DLA Architects, Ltd., 15 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 400, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521, (630) 230-0420, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Ms. Prudence Smith, Facilities Management Department, 1140 South Morgan Street, Room 146P, Chicago, Illinois, (312) 996-6645, fax (312) 996-2942, free of charge for one (1) set on or after Thursday, February 5, 2009.

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

Each bidder shall prequalify with the Owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200). The project-specific prequalification (Document 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on February 13, 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)-

Pre-Bid Meeting
A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held in the Facilities Management Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois at 9:30 a.m. prevailing time on February 10, 2009. Representatives of the Owner and the Professional Services Consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. Bidders who fail to attend this mandatory pre-bid meeting will not be allowed to bid on this project.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at the Facilities Management Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois. 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.

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.

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, and the State Board of Elections website ( 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 ( ).

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

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