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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA91960008

Invitation for Construction Bid: Lighting Retrofits-Molecular Biology Research Bldg

Award Info
Published Friday October 26, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Energy Investments, L.L.C., Rolling Meadows, IL
Amount:  $107,300
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday September 18, 2007
Project Description
This project consists of, but is not limited to, the retrofit of 2800 (1x4-2 lamp) existing fluorescent lighting fixtures with T-8, 25 watt, lamps electronic ballasts, new electrical wiring and new electrical sockets as necessary. It also includes disposal of lamps and cleaning of fixtures after completing the retrofit of the fixtures.
Division #5, Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Tuesday October 16, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities Management, Physical Plant Department
1140 South Morgan Street, Room B30
Attn: Dennis Collins (
Chicago, IL 60607
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Facilities Management, Physical Plant Department, 1140 South Morgan Street, Room B30, Chicago, Illinois 60607 (312) 996-6645, the owner. The bid documents may be obtained from Ms. Prudence Smith, Facilities Management Department, 1140 South Morgan Street, Room B30, Chicago, Illinois, (312) 996-6645 free of charge for 1 set on or after Thursday, September 20, 2007.

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 00200). If applicable, the project-specific prequalification (Document 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, October 2, 2007.

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 Facilities Management, Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Conference Room B16E, Chicago, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Thursday, September 27, 2007. Representatives of the owner 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 Facilities Management, Physical Plant Building, 1140 South Morgan Street, Conference Room B16E, Chicago, Illinois. 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.

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