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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA69960809
Invitation for Construction Bid: Parking Deck Partial Replacements-Stdnt Srvcs Bldg
Award InfoPublished Monday April 26, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Monson Nicholas, Inc., Villa Park, IL
Amount: $508,165
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8
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 Wednesday April 7, 2010
The bid opening date has been changed to April 20, 2010
This notice has been modified
Published Friday March 12, 2010
The pre-bid conference date has been changed to March 25.
First published Friday, March 12, 2010
Project Description
Project consists of, but not limited to, a continuation of a previous project to replace the waterproofing membrane on the existing parking structure at the Student Services Building. The project involves removing the existing parking surface down to the existing structural concrete slab. Removal of the existing waterproofing membrane. Replacing the membrane, installing new rigid insulation, installing new walking pavers and new river rock ballast.
Division 15 - Concrete Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 20, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities Management Department
1140 South Morgan Street, Room 146P
Attention: Dennis Collins (
Chicago, IL 60607
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Knight E/A, Inc., 221 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601 at (312) 577-3300, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Prudence Smith, Facilities Management Department, 1140 South Morgan Street, Room 146P, Chicago, Illinois, (312) 996-6645, fax (312) 996-2942, free of charge for one (1) set on or after Friday, March 12, 2010.

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 / 00200). The project-specific prequalification (Document 00 46 00 / 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on Friday, April 2, 2010.

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)-

Pre-Bid Meeting

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held in the Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Basement Conference Room, Chicago, IL at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Representatives of the Owner and the Professional Services Consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. Bidders who fail to attend this mandatory pre-bid meeting will not be allowed to bid on this project.

Bid Opening

Immediately after the closing time for receiving bids, all proposals will be publicly opened, read, and tabulated at the Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Basement Conference Room, Chicago, IL. 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.

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

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