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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA644CTY-C09026
Invitation for Construction Bid: Student Residence&Commons-Elevator & Equip Upgrade
Change Order
Published Monday October 11, 2010
Contractor: ThyssenKrupp Elevators
Change Order amount: $55,651.64

This change order is to replace existing piston.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Tuesday October 20, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: ThyssenKrupp Elevators, Westchester, IL
Amount: $354,966
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
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 Tuesday September 29, 2009
The bid opening date has been changed to October 14, 2009.
First published Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Project Description
The scope of the work will include replacement of existing hydraulic passenger elevators (cars 644-01 and 644-02), and an alternate for 644-07, controls, motors, power units, cab enclosures, car doors, and door operators with current technology. A complete modernization should include replacement with a solid state, closed loop door control technology to improve passenger safety and door performance. Retained equipment, including car slings, platforms, car guide rails, and buffers, will be thoroughly reconditioned. New controls will be provided with Phase 1 and 2 Firefighter's Operation per current life safety code requirements.

Existing hoistway entrance frames will be retained. Car door operators, car and hoistway door tracks, and hangers, and related equipment will be replaced for improved operation and long-term reliability. Car operating panels, hall push button stations, and all signal fixtures will be replaced for improved serviceability and reliability and for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Division #9 - Elevator Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:30 PM, Wednesday, October 14, 2009:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attention: Edward A. Brown (
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by the Office for Capital Programs, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7215, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $50.00 for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant.

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

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)-

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.
  • Email: 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
Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in Conference room 244 of the Paulina Street Building, 1140 South Paulina Street, Chicago, Illinois at 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. 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.

Bid Opening
Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at room 244 of the Paulina Street Building, 1140 South Paulina, Chicago, Illinois at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. 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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