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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA644WC10010
Invitation for Construction Bid: Refurbish 2 Elevators in 644W and 644S
Award InfoPublished Wednesday December 22, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: ThyssenKrupp Elevators, Westchester, IL
Amount: $264,563
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
Division 9 Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders:
Colley Elevators $416,061.00 (no BEP information available)
Kone Inc. $315,000.00 (no BEP information available)
Otis Elevator $436,000.00 (no BEP information available)

No BEP information available on successful responsive bidder.
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 Monday November 22, 2010
The project specific pre-qualification requirement has been removed.
First published Friday, November 19, 2010
Project Description
Modernize the last two hydraulic elevators in Student Residence and Commons (#5 in CMS for staff services and #8 in CMW which serves the basement up to the 5th Floor lounge).
Division 9 - Elevator Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 8, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attention: Bradley W. Appiér (, 312-996-1051)
Chicago, IL 60612
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Studio 222, 222 South Morgan Street, Suite 4B, Chicago, Illinois 60607, 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 $100.00 for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant.

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 00 20 00).

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. Recent modifications to PRZM to accommodate requirements of Public Act 096-795, effective July 1, 2010, require that Contractors attend web-based training for PRZM modification after the project is awarded and a contract is executed. Additional information on documentation requirements and available training can be found at and

Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • 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.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in the basement of Building 644S which is located at 700 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois in Room B-15 which is next to the Rathskeller Room at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time on Monday, November 29, 2010. 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 Conference Room 244 of the Paulina Street Building, located at 1140 South Paulina, Chicago, Illinois 60612. 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.

Documents required with bid:
  1. Section 00 40 00 – Bid form, completed and signed.
  2. Attachment A of the Bid Form.
  3. Bid Deposit.
  4. Board of Elections Registration Certificate.
  5. Certifications and Statutory Requirements form.
  6. Financial Disclosures and Potential Conflicts of Interest form(s).
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.

As of July 1, 2010, all vendors will be required to comply with Public Act 096-795 which makes significant revisions to the Procurement Code. Failure to adhere to these new provisions could cause your company to be ineligible for a contract award or cause a contract you were awarded to be voided. Additional information may be found at PA 096-795.

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 the Certifications and Statutory Requirements form ( 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.

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

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