To obtain documents, log on:
Not registered? Register me now

Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07012

Invitation for Construction Bid: Transportation Bldg-Student Design Space Improveme

Award Info
Published Thursday September 13, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Commercial Builders, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $161,800
Division of Work: Division 1 - General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $39,700
Division of Work: Division 2 - Plumbing Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Reliable Plumbing & Heating Co., Savoy Il
Amount:  $184,949
Division of Work: Division 3 - Heating, Temp Control Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Nogle & Black Mechanical, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $97,100
Division of Work: Division 4 - Ventilation Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Krutz Electric, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $144,786
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 13
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday August 1, 2007
Project Description
This project involves remodeling the southern end of the Third Floor of the Transportation Building into a suite of rooms with upgraded finishes throughout (including new wood trim, painting, new SAT, new VCT flooring). New wall construction, door infills, and wall openings (with lintels) in existing walls are included in the project work. New rated corridor walls and doors will be installed on the First through Third Floors to isolate the South Stairway from the existing corridors. New electrical work includes new receptacles and lighting throughout the suite. Plumbing work includes a new sink (with water heater on the Fourth Floor) for the Work Room. HVAC work includes the installation of a new air handler on the Fourth Floor for heating and cooling (with a new connection to the Campus chilled water loop in the Basement of the Transportation Building) with roof penetrations required.

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 #1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday August 23, 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 # 2, 3, 4, 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday August 21, 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 #2, 3, 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.)

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Gorski Reifsteck, 909 Arrow Road, Champaign, IL 61821, 217-351-4100, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $75 for each set, payable to the Professional Services Consultant 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 Transportation Building, 3rd floor, 104 S. Mathews, Urbana, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, August 14, 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 Physical Plant Service Building, 1501 S. Oak St., Conference Room 128, 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.

Bulletin Navigation

To obtain documents, log on:
Other Public Documents
  • BAU07012BidSets.pdf (8 KB)