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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU06049

Invitation for Construction Bid: Burrill Hall Electrical Upgrade

Award Info
Published Wednesday August 1, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Glesco Electric, Urbana, IL
Amount:  $844,000
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 Friday June 1, 2007
The bid opening date was changed to June 21, 2007.
First published Monday May 14, 2007
Project Description
This project involves replacing the existing double-ended unit substation in Burrill Hall with a new double ended unit substation fed from Distribution Center DC-7, installation of a new standby emergency generator, re-feeding selected emergency loads from the new generator, and re-feeding selected panelboards on the fourth and fifth floors of Burrill Hall.

This project includes a project labor agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Building & Construction Trades Council. A copy of the project labor agreement is included in the project bid documents, General Project Requirements.
Division 5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday June 21, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services, Physical Plant Service Building
Attn: Jim Spese -
1501 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Clark-Dietz Inc., 1817 South Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820, (217) 373-8900 the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $50 for each set, payable to them OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.

Bid Document Review Sets
For the convenience of bidders, please see the attached for a complete list.
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 held in Burrill Hall, 407 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, Room 176 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, May 29, 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 and Services, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, IL, 61820, Conference Room 128. 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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