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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07017

Invitation for Construction Bid: Parking Replacement at Champaign Housing Complex

Award Info
Published Wednesday August 1, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Champaign Signal and Lighting Company, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $106,000
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Midstates General & Mechanical Contracting Corp., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $542,000
Division of Work: Division 27 - Site (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday May 21, 2007
Project Description
The project consists of Division #27 - Site Work:
Construct an at grade parking lot consisting of earthwork, sidewalk and curb removal, storm sewers, combination concrete curb and gutter, aggregate base, Hot Mix asphalt surface, striping and incidental items.

Division # 5 - Electrical Work:
Construct a lighting system for the proposed parking lot consisting of poles, luminaires, raceways, conductors, connections to existing systems and incidental construction.
Division # 27 - Site Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday June 20, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Elizabeth Stegmaier (
Champaign, IL 61820
Division # 5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday June 19, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Elizabeth Stegmaier (
Champaign, IL 61820
The owner shall assign the contract for Contract Division 5 - Electrical Work to the Contract Division 27 (Site Work 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 FOTH Infrastructure & Environment, LLC, 1610 Broadmoor Drive Champaign, IL, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $50 11"X17" Plan set, payable to them OR non-cash plan deposit programs which are guaranteed by contractor associations are acceptable.

Bid Document Review Sets
Please see the attachment 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 theoOwner. 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 University of Illinois Physical Plant Service Building, Facilities & Services, 1501 S. Oak, Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 143 at 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, June 5, 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 Conference Room 143 Physical Plant Service Building, 1501 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL. 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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