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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA631C21069

Invitation for Construction Bid: Replace Fire AlarmSEO

Award Info Published Thursday November 18, 2021

Block ElectricNiles, IL

  • Amount: $440,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction
  • Express Electric (subcontractor)
    BEP [30% / $0]
  • Electri-Comm Inc. (subcontractor)
    VBP [3.07% / $0]

Unsuccessful respondents (3)



4 total

1 successful respondent

3 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP contractors
0 VBP contractors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Denise Rowe, (217) 265-4525

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: John Knittle

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 October 7, 2021
Addendum 1 is attached which corrects the day of the pre-bid meeting to TUESDAY, October 12, 2021.
First published Monday, October 4, 2021
Project Description
The existing fire alarm at the Science & Engineering Office building is non-compliant. In addition, this fire alarm system is no longer supported by the industry and presents a challenge in finding replacement parts. The project includes replacing the fire alarm system as well as removal of the old system. The existing building fire alarm system is to remain in place and operational until the new system is fully installed, commissioned and accepted by the University. All existing architectural finishes impacted by the removal of the existing fire alarm equipment, devices, conduit, wiring, boxes, etc., shall be restored/repaired to match surrounding conditions.

Furnish and install fire alarm initiation and notification devices and equipment. All existing architectural finishes impacted by the installation of new fire alarm equipment, devices, conduit wiring, boxes, etc. shall be restored / repaired to match surrounding conditions. Numerous areas in the building will require working above standard 8-0. New UIC Fire Alarm Standards will be in place and need to be executed for this project.

This Project is located at: Science & Engineering Offices, 851 South Morgan St, Chicago IL

See information below regarding Mandatory pre-bid meeting. All prospective bidders are REQUIRED to attend.

See attached file for complete details and information on electronic bidding.
Division 05 Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Monday, November 1, 2021:
At the following address
via Electronically in PRZM
Chicago, IL 60612
via Electronic Bidding
Submit bids on forms furnished by the Owner as one pdf < 200 MB at for this project. If multiple bids are received for the same division of work, the later bid will be considered official.
Project Manager:
Elizabeth Ortner
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-6094

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chris Rogan
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
All responses must include:
  • There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • There is a 3 percent Veteran-owned business goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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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Specification Documents
  • BA631C21069AdREV.pdf (82 KB)
  • BA631C21069ReplaceFireAlarmSEOAD.pdf (110 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • 009001AddendumOne.pdf (135 KB)
  • AwardSummary_631-C21069_5-Electrical.pdf (192 KB)