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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA936C08057
Invitation for Construction Bid: HVAC Upgrade at the College of Nursing Building
Change Order
Published Thursday June 30, 2011
Contractor: Airport Electric Company
Change Order amount: $61,809.49

This change order is for additional work for HVAC upgrades 3rd floor.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Wednesday June 29, 2011
Contractor: Joseph Construction Company
Change Order amount: $110,410.62

This change order is for additional work for HVAC upgrades 3rd floor.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Change Order
Published Sunday November 7, 2010
Contractor: Joseph Construction Company
Change Order amount: $70,133.02

This change order is provide flooring as requested and patch as required.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Monday November 16, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: Joseph Construction Company, Lynwood, IL
Amount: $306,070
Division of Work: 1 - General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Premier Mechanical, Inc., Addison, IL
Amount: $796,040
Division of Work: 3 - Heating (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Mechanical Incorporated, Freeport, IL
Amount: $634,065
Division of Work: 4 - Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Airport Electric Company, Chicago, IL
Amount: $241,432
Division of Work: 5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 7)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 27
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, September 21, 2009
Project Description
The project consists of upgrading HVAC systems in the Basement, 1st and 2nd floors of the College of Nursing Building on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. The HVAC systems upgrade generally includes the removal and replacement of associated air handling equipment, air and piping distribution systems, temperature controls, and other system accessories.

Other work in support of the HVAC systems upgrade includes the removal and replacement of existing ceilings, lighting, and associated power systems in the areas of HVAC work.

Division 1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Thursday, October 15, 2009:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o The Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attention: G. Cassidy (gcassidy@uillinois.edu)
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
Divisions 3, 4, and 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Wednesday, October 14, 2009:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o The Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attention: G. Cassidy (gcassidy@uillinois.edu)
Chicago, IL 60612-7215
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions 3, 4, and 5 Work to the Contract Division 1 - General Contractor in accordance with Article 6.3 of the General Conditions. (Refer to Articles 6 and 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning assignments of contracts.)

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Clark Dietz, Inc, 1817 South Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, Illinois 61820, 217-373-8990, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Cushing, Company 312-266-8228 by depositing a check in the amount of $150.00 for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.

Bid Document Review Sets
For a complete list, please see the attached file.

Prequalification
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 Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

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)- http://przm.apps.uillinois.edu/

The project will be administered using the owner's web-based project management system. PRZM was developed to maximize the potential of the Internet in allowing project team members to access and exchange project information. PRZM supports team collaboration in management and interaction, as well as team member empowerment on a multi-layer security system.
Minimum PRZM user requirements are as follows:
  • Personal Computer: Microprocessor speed of 100mhz or higher, 32Mb RAM, and a monitor capable of at least 800 x 600 pixel resolution.
  • 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.
  • Software: At various stages of PRZM, users will be required to attach their documents to PRZM.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer
Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in the College of Nursing Building, 845 South Damen Avenue, Chicago Illinois at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 and is mandatory. 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 the Office for Capital Programs, 1140 South Paulina, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7215 in conference room 244. 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.

Note:
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 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=095-0971&GA=095, and the State Board of Elections website (www.elections.il.gov) for more specific information on whether you are required to register or not. Information on how to submit copies of the registration certificate to the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education is available at the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin website (http://www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us).

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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