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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU06061

Invitation for Construction Bid: Inst Space Improvements 2005-Vet Med Rm 100

Award Info
Published Thursday March 16, 2006
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Commercial Builders, Urbana, IL
Amount:  $199,990
Division of Work: Division 1 - General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  T. A. Brinkoetter & Sons, Inc., Decatur, IL
Amount:  $9,400
Division of Work: Division 4 - Ventilation & Air Distribution (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Bodine Electric of Champaign, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $57,018
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 11
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday February 14, 2006
Project Description
This projects consists of replacement of all auditorium seating, installing new screens and enclosing the back portion of the room with aluminum storefront in Room 100. Motorized black out shades are to be provided. Upgrade of finishes includes carpet, rubber flooring, GWB and acoustic ceilings. New instructional wall with rear projection screen and drapery are to be provided. Modifications to ventilating systems and electrical systems will be incorporated along with new light fixtures and conduit.
Division I
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2006:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Attn: Susan Alexander
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions IV and V
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 9:00 AM, Thursday, March 9, 2006:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Attn: Susan Alexander
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions 4 and 5 Work 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.)

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.
This project will be managed using the owner's web-based Construction Project Management System PRZM.
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Gorski Reifsteck Architects, 909 Arrow Road, Champaign, IL 61821, Phone (217) 351-4100, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the professional services consultant by depositing a check made payable to the Professional Services Consultant in the amount of $50 OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.
Bid Document Review Sets:
  • Gorski Reifsteck Architects, Inc., 909 Arrow Road, Champaign, IL 61821
  • GHR Engineers and Associates, Inc., 1615 South Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
  • F.W. Dodge Corporation, 421 South Grand Avenue, Suite 1B East, Springfield, IL 62704
  • F.W Dodge Corporation, McGraw-Hill Building, 1750 South Brentwood, Suite 270, St. Louis, MO 63144
  • Greater Peoria Contractors & Suppliers Association, 1811 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
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)-
Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, February 24, 2006 in Room 100 Large Animal Clinic, 1008 West Hazelwood Drive, Urbana, IL 61801. 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 143, Physical Plant Services Building, 1501 S. Oak Street, 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 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.
All responses must include:
  • Sealed envelopes containing the bids have the bid number and project title on the envelope.
  • Bid security (see complete bid for details).
  • A letter from a surety company in substantially the form set forth in the Instructions to Bidders assuring the issuance of the performance and payment bonds.

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