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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois Springfield
Bid #BAS19001
Invitation for Construction Bid: FRH Student Affairs Leadership Suite
Award Info Published Thursday November 15, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: JohnCo Construction, Mackinaw, IL
Amount: $288,600
Division of Work: Division 1 - General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1
Successful Responsive Bidder: JohnCo Construction, Mackinaw, $288,600, MAFBE 21%

Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidder: R.D. Lawrence, Springfield, $341,165, MAFBE 17%
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Project Description
Renovate existing bookstore space in FRH to house the Student Affairs Leadership team. The project scope includes the selective demolition of finishes and the construction/renovation of the space in the old Follett Bookstore to accommodate the UIS Student Affairs Leadership team. Work includes, but is not limited to, the reconfiguration of the entrance doors, construction of a lobby/reception area, seven offices and a conference room. Due to the reconfiguration and construction of partition walls, new flooring and ceiling reconfiguration will be needed along with all HVAC, electrical, data and fire detection and suppression system modifications required to support the spaces. Furniture purchases will be made by the University. Assistance with furniture selection for the lobby, reception areas and conference room will be needed. All other furniture selection and acquisition will be accomplished by the University.

This Project is located at: Founder's Residence Hall (FRH)

4800 Eliza Farnham Drive

Springfield, IL. 62703

Please see attached for more information
Division 01 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 16, 2018:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Director of Construction
One University Plaza MS BSB 43
Attention: Keith Stewart,, 217-206-6730
Springfield, IL 62703

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

c/o Director of Construction, University of Illinois Springfield

One University Plaza

Business Services Building, Room 41

Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Attention: Keith Stewart,, 217-206-6730

For additional information, contact:
Amy McGinness
807 S Wright St Ste 340
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 244-4483
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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  • BAS19001Ad.pdf (87 KB)