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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA699C16051BP3
Invitation for Construction Bid: College of Eng Modular Design Bldg-Bid Pckg 3
Award Info Published Wednesday February 28, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: ACCEL Construction Service Groups, Chicago, IL
Amount: $1,679,863
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Successful, responsive bidder: 100% MAFBE

Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Joseph Construction $1,919,762 (31% MAFBE)
The Bowa Group $2,362,000 (35% MAFBE)
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 February 6, 2018
Division 6 work will be rolled into Division 1.
First published Monday, January 22, 2018
Project Description
The UIC College of Engineering (CoE) Building 629 Project consists of a new stand-alone building on the UIC East Campus. The site is at the southeast corner of Taylor Street and Morgan Street on the north side of Parking Lot 5. The existing site is a flat parking lot. There are no existing buildings on the site. The base building design is approximately 54,500 SF. The building includes spaces for students, researchers, and faculty: a high-bay structural testing lab for the Civil and Materials Engineering (CME)Department, research laboratories and offices for the Chemical Engineering (CE) Department, research laboratories and offices for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department,research laboratories/computational labs and offices assigned to the Dean of the College as flexible space, and general building functional spaces. The project has a USGBC LEED (version 2009) goal of Gold level certification. The existing SES (Science and Engineering South) building to the east houses a highly vibration sensitive microscope and the labs in the CoE Building 629 will contain vibration sensitive equipment as well.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held in Located 1140 S. Paulina, Building 963, Room 243 Chicago, IL 60612 on 01/30/18 at 10:00am prevailing time. All prospective bidders are REQUIRED to attend.

This Project is located at: 945 West Taylor Street - Southeast corner of Taylor and Morgan Streets, Chicago.

See the attached file for more information.
Division 1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 13, 2018:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina, Suite 204 MC 892
Attention: Eric Luchetta-Stendel,, 312-355-5429
Chicago, IL 60612
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
All responses must include:
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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