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University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA949C06051
Invitation for Construction Bid: University of Illinois Hospital-Fire Alarm System
Change Order
Published Thursday September 30, 2010
Contractor: McWilliams Electric Company, Schaumburg, IL
Change Order amount: $108,400.56

This change order is to upgrade the stairwell hardware for fire alarm tie-in.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Friday November 16, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor: McWilliams Electric Company, Schaumburg, IL
Amount: $1,192,331
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 Monday, October 1, 2007
Project Description
This project involves replacing the fire alarm system at the University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago. Installation will be phased. The existing system is to remain operational until the new system is installed, tested, and approved.
Division #5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 11:00 AM, Friday, October 19, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Office for Capital Programs
1140 South Paulina
Attn: Jo LeMieux-Murphy (
Chicago, IL 60612
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by HOH Engineers, Inc., 55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois 312/346-8131, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Best Imaging Solutions, Inc. at 20 E. Randolph (Mezzanine Level) in Chicago by depositing a check in the amount of $100 for each set, payable to the University of Illinois.

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). The project-specific prequalification (Document 00250) deadline is 4:00 p.m. Friday October 12, 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)-

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 room 1135 (lobby level next to the gift shop) in the University of Illinois Hospital located at 1740 W. Taylor Street at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 10, 2007. 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 Office for Capital Programs , 1140 South Paulina Street, 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.

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

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