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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Springfield
Bid #BAS06016R

Invitation for Construction Bid: New Residence Hall on Eliza Farnham Drive

Award Info
Published Thursday July 12, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Core Construction, Morton, IL
Amount:  $168,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 2
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 Monday July 2, 2007
The CAPS software URL was changed to:
First published Monday June 18, 2007
Project Description
This project consists of a new 200 bed student residence hall. In addition to the 200 beds, the facility will also include space for a grill/coffee shop, a new bookstore, classrooms, meeting rooms, as well as other ancillary spaces. The project is approximately 62,000 gross square feet and constructed of brick veneered load bearing CMU walls and pre-cast cored plank floor/roof structural slabs with supplementary structural steel support.
Division #28-Structural Steel
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday July 3, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1 University Plaza, BSB 43
Attn: Michael Doerr
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Division #28-Structural Steel Work to the Contract Division #1-General Contractor to be determined at a later date in accordance with Article 6.2 of the General Conditions. (Refer to Articles 6.2 and 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning assignments of contracts.

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Loebl Schlossman Hackl, Inc., 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60601, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the City Blue Technologies, 325 W. R.B. Garrett Avenue, Peoria, IL 61605, by depositing a check in the amount of $50 for each set, payable to the City Blue Technologies OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.

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

Each bidder shall prequalify with the owner in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200).

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 scheduled at a later dated at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Business Services Building, Room 31, One University Plaza, Springfield, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, June 26, 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 University of Illinois at Springfield, Business Services Building, Room 31, One University Plaza, Springfield, 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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