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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA641-700-05

Invitation for Construction Bid: Asbestos Abatement

Award Info
Published Wednesday April 27, 2005
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Multiple contractors:
  • Friedler Construction - Chicago, IL ($444,000 for Division I - General Work)
  • G.F. Connelly - Chicago, IL ($88,400 for Division III - Heating and A/C Work)
  • Wolf Mechanical - Lake Zurich, IL ($242,880 for Division IV - Ventilation Work)
  • Airport Electric - Chicago, IL ($174,706 for Division V - Electrical Work)
  • McDaniel Fire System, Inc. - Valparaiso, IN ($36,600 for Division VI - Fire Protection Work)
  • Colfax Corporation - Chicago, IL ($40,900 for Division VIII - Asbestos Abatement Work)

Amount:  A total of $1,027,486
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
The low bid amount was accepted for each division.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday March 29, 2005
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday April 6, 2005:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

The Board of Trustees of U of Illinois Facilities Planning and Programs hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the Asbestos Abatement in the Art and Design Hall at the Chicago campus project.

Project Description
Asbestos abatement in various locations including ceiling plaster, floor tile and some pipe insulation.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by, Boelter & Yates at 1300 Higgins Road Suite 301 Park Ridge, IL, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them at no charge.

Bid Document Review Sets
For the convenience of bidders, complete sets of bid documents will be on file at:

  • McGraw-Hill Dodge Construction, Opus West Building II, Suite 100, 1411 Opus Place, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (630)971-6740 Fax (630)968-2919.
  • Reed Construction Data, 2000 Clearwater Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523. (800)699-8640 Fax (800)508-5370
  • Dodge/Scan; McGraw-Hill, Inc., 130 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601. (312)233-6500 Fax (312)233-7430
  • Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, 60653. (773)285-1500 Fax (773)285-0879
  • African-American Contractors Association, 3706 South Indiana, Chicago, IL 60653. (312)915-5960 (Fax)312-567-9919
  • Federation of Women Contractors, 330 S. Wells, Suite 1110, Chicago, IL 60604. (312)360-1122 (Fax)312-360-0239
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, 901 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. (312)666-5910 Fax (312)666-5692
  • Coalition for United Community, 2100 S. Indiana, Suite 218, Chicago, IL. 60616. (312)225-2085 Fax (312)225-6742
  • Black Contractors United, 400 West 76th Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60620. (773)483-4000 Fax (773)483-4150
  • Association of Asian Construction Enterprises, 333 North Ogden, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce, 3512 W. Fullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60647. (773)252-5211 Fax (773)252-7065
  • Rainbow - Push Action Network, 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago, IL 60615. (773)373-3366 Fax (773)373-3028
  • Cosmopolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1455 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 240, Chicago, IL 60605. (312)786-0212 Fax (312)786-9079
  • Midwest Community Council, 301 North Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60612. (773)826-2244 Fax (773)826-2299
Each bidder shall prequalify with the owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200). If applicable, the project-specific prequalification (Document 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on March 25, 2005.

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)-

Bid Dates
Bids for Division 8 - Asbestos Abatement Work will be received up to the hour of 2:00 P.M., prevailing time on Wednesday April 6th, 2005. Submit all proposals to the Board of Trustees at:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office of Capital Programs
Room 204
1140 South Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7215
Attn: Ed Brown (
Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at the Office of Capital Programs (M/C 892), Room 204, at University of Illinois, in Chicago, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7215 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 University of Illinois 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.

Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM local time, on Wednesday, April 6, 2005. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

For bidding documents and further information, contact

The University of Illinois at Chicago
312 413-8722

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in Art & Design Hall at 400 East Peoria, Chicago, Ill. at 2:00 P.M prevailing time on Wednesday March 30th, 2005. 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.

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

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