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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU06013-2

Invitation for Construction Bid: Conference Center

Award Info
Published Thursday April 26, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Broeren Russo, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $5,424,500
Division of Work: Division 1 - General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Davis-Houk Mechanical, Urbana, IL
Amount:  $269,000
Division of Work: Division 2 - Plumbing Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Davis-Houk Mechanical, Urbana, IL
Amount:  $293,750
Division of Work: Division 3 - Heating, Piping, Refrigeration & Temperature Control Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  A & R Mechanical Contractors, Urbana, IL
Amount:  $622,000
Division of Work: Division 4 - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Egizii Electric Inc., Decatur, IL
Amount:  $997,700
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Superior Fire Protection, Forsyth, IL
Amount:  $92,500
Division of Work: Division 6 - Sprinkler Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 30
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday January 11, 2007
Project Description
This project involves the construction of a new one-story conference center to serve the University and the local community. The project is located in the Research Park at the South East corner of Saint Marys Road and First Street. The 38,000 square foot facility includes a 7,000 sf Ball Room, a 4200 sf Jr. Ball Room, 4 medium conference rooms, a board room, 4 break-out rooms, a business center and additional storage and support spaces. The steel frame building utilizes a brick veneer exterior over steel stud framing. The building roof is a combination of low slope EPDM and sloped pre-manufactured metal roofing. The 2 main building entries are framed with aluminum curtain wall frame connected with a clearstory gallery. The building will be tied into the University utilities for chilled water and heating water. For clarification, during the Bidding Phase, there will be site preparation/grading occurring on this site, under a previous separate contract.
Division 1-General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday February 9, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Clif Carey (
Champaign, IL 61820
This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council. A copy of the project labor agreement is included in the Project Bidding Documents, General Project Requirements.
Divisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday February 8, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak St.
Attn: Clif Carey (
Champaign, IL 61820
Division 2 - Plumbing, 3 - Heating A/C Temp Control, 4 - Ventilation, 5 - Electrical, 6 - Sprinkler. The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions 2 - 6 to the Contract Division 1 (General Contractor) 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 RATIO Architects, Inc., 10 E. Chester Street, Champaign, IL 61820, 317-633-4040, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from Dean's Superior Blueprint, by depositing a check made payable to the professional services consultant in the amount of $250 OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable. Refundable copies of bidding documents are limited to 5 complete sets per general contractor and 3 complete sets per assigned contractor. Additional non-refundable sets may be purchased from the printer.
Bid Document Review Sets
Please see the file link on this page for availability of bid document review sets.
Each bidder shall prequalify with the ower in accordance with the General Instructions to Bidders (Document 00200).

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 Room 128 Physical Plant Services Building at 1:30 p.m. CDT prevailing time on January 25, 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 Room 128 of the Physical Plant Services Building. (Facilities and Services) at 1501 South Oak Street, Champaign, 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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