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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA699C17021
Invitation for Construction Bid: South Campus HTHW Piping Repairs
Award Info Published Thursday January 25, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: Kroeschell Engineering Company Inc., Arlington Heights, IL
Amount: $3,366,700
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
Successful, responsive bidder: 65% MAFBE

Unsuccessful, responsive bidder: Anchor Mechanical $3,899,206 (30% 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 November 14, 2017
The bid opening date has been changed to November 28, 2017.

The addendum document may be downloaded (as well as the bid documents) by clicking on the link:

The addendum extends the bid date from 2:00 p.m. on 11/16/17 to 2:00 p.m. on 11/28/17.
First published Friday, October 13, 2017
Project Description
General description of work: To replace failing high temperature hot water and chilled water infrastructure and increase reliability of these utility services for the south campus, the Owner desires to replace sections of the existing underground piping serving the heating and cooling needs of buildings in this area of campus.

This Project consists of replacing the 12" HTHWS and 12" HTHWR piping with new 12" piping from the end of the existing shallow trench located below the pedestrian bridge at Thomas Beckham Hall [663]) across Halsted Street to the existing vault (VLT-06) located under Rochford Road, south of James J. Stukel Towers (665). In addition, the Project also consists of renovating the existing valve vaults (VLT-05, VLT-06, and VLT-07). The renovation consists of replacement of piping and valves, sump pumps, and the vault ceiling, hatch, and ladder.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held in 1100 South Morgan Street, Room 320, Chicago, IL 60607 on 10/23/17 at 1:30pm prevailing time. All prospective bidders are REQUIRED to attend.

This Project is located at: the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612 under Rochford Road (including courtyard area north of Thomas Beckman Hall [Building 663]) vault (VLT-05) through vault (VLT-07). Refer to Sheet G-010 - General Arrangement Site Plan for limitations of work.

See the attached file for more information.
Division 3 - Heating Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina, Suite 204 MC 892
Attn: Grainne Cassidy-Stoltz,, 312-996-6895
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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  • BA699C17021ad.pdf (83 KB)