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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU06010

Invitation for Construction Bid: South Campus Chilled Water Improvements

Award Info
Published Monday March 19, 2007
 
Awarded to:
Contractor:  A&R Services, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $3,457,989
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.
First published Wednesday January 17, 2007
Project Description
This project involves the construction of chilled water supply and return distribution piping and associated appurtenances; construction of raw water distribution piping and associated appurtenances; construction of compressed air distribution piping and associated appurtenances; and construction of sewage force main piping and associated appurtenances in the South Campus Area of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsible/responsive bidder and the East Central Building and Construction Trades Council. A copy of the Project Labor Agreement is included in the project bid documents, General Project Requirements.
Division 34 - Utilities Site
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday February 7, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Mr. Richard Drew (rgdrew@uiuc.edu)
Champaign, IL 61820
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Farnsworth Group Inc, 2709 McGraw Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 663-8435, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $150 OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.
Bid Document Review Sets
Please see the attached complete list.
Prequalification
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)- http://notes.ocp.uiuc.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 Facilities and Services, Conference Room 128 at 10:00am prevailing time on Wednesday, January 31, 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 Facilities Services, Conference Room 143, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820. 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 University of Illinois 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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