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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07043

Invitation for Construction Bid: Gregory Hall Communications/Student Services Ctr

Award Info
Published Friday August 24, 2007
Awarded to:
Contractor:  Grunloh Construction, Effingham, IL
Amount:  $140,000
Division of Work: Division 1- General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 5)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Comfort Mechanical Services, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $129,097
Division of Work: Division 3 - Htg, A/C, Temp Control (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Reliable Plumbing and Heating Co., Savoy, IL
Amount:  $25,750
Division of Work: Division 4 - Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Contractor:  Krut's Electric, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $54,810
Division of Work: Division 5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
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.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday July 9, 2007
The Project Labor Agreement paragraph was added.
First published Monday July 9, 2007
Project Description
This project consists of remodeling of approximately 3,700 sf at lower level, center wing of Gregory Hall for offices and mechanical room. Division 1 - General Work includes coordination of Divisions 2-5, installation of new partitions, doors and frames, ceilings, and flooring as well as limited casework and wood wainscot. Division 2 - Plumbing Work includes limited removal and installation of new supply and DWV piping for sink at casework and new floor drains. Division 3 - Heating A/C Temp Control Work includes new fan coil units, unit heater and associated piping. DDC Temperature Controls at air handler by Owner, provide conduit and wire as shown on drawings. All other temperature controls by Heating Contractor. Division 4 - Ventilation Work includes complete ductwork, registers, grilles, louvers, air handler. Division 5 - Electrical Work includes power, fire alarm and lighting systems and rough-in for owner provided data/phone wiring and devices.

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 July 26, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Steve O'Connor (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions # 2, 3, 4, 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday July 24, 2007:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Steve O'Connor (
Champaign, IL 61820
The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions #2-5 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 Bailey Edward Design, Inc., 1003 S. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821, (217) 363-3375, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $75 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 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL at 11:00 a.m. prevailing time on July 16th. 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, 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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