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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU06065
Invitation for Construction Bid: Psychology Building - Life Safety Corrections
Change Order
Published Thursday September 25, 2008
Contractor: Coleman Electric Service Inc., Mansfield, IL
Change Order amount: $91,820.41

Provide new can light fixtures and associated dimming switches.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Monday September 10, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor: Grunloh Construction Inc., Effingham, IL
Amount: $410,000
Division of Work: Division 1 - General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: A & R Mechanical Contractors, Urbana, IL
Amount: $213,900
Division of Work: Division 4 - Ventilation & Air Distribution Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Coleman Electric Service Inc., Mansfield, IL
Amount: $1,293,000
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Fire Suppression Systems, Inc., Champaign, IL
Amount: $412,800
Division of Work: Division 6 - Sprinkler Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, July 19, 2007
Project Description
General Construction Work: The work consists of removal of existing concealed-splined ceilings including accessories, and providing new suspended acoustic tile ceilings in rooms scattered throughout the existing eight-story building. Provide soffits for exposed sprinkler piping and accessible panels for sprinkler piping above existing plaster ceilings.

Fire Sprinkler System: The work consists of providing a new wet-pipe sprinkler system for the entire building. The existing fire pump, jockey pump, and standpipe system will be reused.

Fire Alarm System: Provide a completely operational ADA compliant addressable fire alarm system. Building wide notification system will include both audible and visual devices. Beam detectors will be provided in the atrium. Two-way communication will be provided in stairwells. Monitoring of sprinkler valves and water flow switches switches will be on each floor. HVAC duct detectors shall be provided. New fire alarm system shall be fully installed, completely operational, and have passed fire alarm inspection prior to removal of existing system.

Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Work: The existing diffusers and registers in rooms provided with new ceiling will be removed and new diffusers and registers will be provided.

Electrical Work: Provide a new 500Kw diesel generator w/base fuel tank and monitoring system. Replace lighting fixtures in rooms with spline ceilings and replace fixtures in stairwells with new. Recruit existing lighting fixtures to emergency panels as indicated on drawings. replace old exit signs with new. Provide an elevator recall system for entire building. Furnish and install an ADA compliant addressable fire alarm system.

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
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 9, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Jim Spese (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions # 1, # 4, # 6
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 7, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Jim Spese (
Champaign, IL 61820
The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions #1-General, 4-Ventilation and 6-Sprinkler Work to the Contract Division #5-Electrical 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 General Energy Corp., 230 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302 (708-386-6000), the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $100 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 a complete list, please see the attached file.

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 Psychology Building, Room 815, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on July 26th. 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 Conference Room 128, 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 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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