University of Illinois at Chicago
Invitation for Construction Bid:
Plant Research Laboratory Upgrades, Bldg 635
Contractor: Westside Mechanical, Inc., Naperville, IL
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
Terms: One-time transaction
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
The bid opening date has been changed to November 9, 2007.
Friday October 12, 2007
This project involves the installation of a new air handling unit and plexiglass ductwork for an existing greenhouse. Minor electrical and general trades work is required as well.
Division #4 - Ventilation
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until
Friday November 9, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attn: Ed Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by OWP/P, 111 West Washington Street, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2714, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $50 for each set, payable to them OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.
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).
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
A pre-bid meeting will be held in room 244 at 1140 South Paulina at 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. 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.
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at 2:00 p. m. prevailing time on Friday, November 2, 2007 in room 244 at 1140 South Paulina, 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.
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.