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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07053
Invitation for Construction Bid: Social Work Lease Space Build-Out in ECCC Phase II
Award InfoPublished Friday August 1, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: Associated Construction Company, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Amount: $960,200
Division of Work: 1 - General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Davis Houk Mechanical, Urbana, IL
Amount: $104,900
Division of Work: 2 - Plumbing (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Davis Houk Mechanical, Urbana, IL
Amount: $364,750
Division of Work: 3 - Htg,A/C,TempCont (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Reliable Plumbing and Heating Company, Savoy, IL
Amount: $622,380
Division of Work: 4 - Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Glesco Electric Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount: $560,200
Division of Work: 5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Automatic Fire Sprinkler Company, Normal, IL
Amount: $49,300
Division of Work: 6 - Sprinkler (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 17
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 Friday June 13, 2008
The bid opening dates have been changed. The bid opening location for M/E/P was changed.
First published Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Project Description
This project involves a build out of approximately 36,300 sf of 2nd floor lease space in the ECCC building. New work consists of metal stud and gypsum board partitions, composition tile and carpeting, ceramic tile, acoustical tile & gypsum board ceilings, wood doors and frames, rubber stair treads and landings, toilet partitions and accessories, signage, painting, and other items including plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection work.

This project includes a Project Labor Agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsive/responsible bidder and the East Central Illinois 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 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Physical Plant Services Building c/o Facilities & Services
Attn: Doug Wolters (
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions 2-6
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 24, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Physical Plant Services Building c/o Facilities & Services
Attn: Doug Wolters (
1501 S. Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
The owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions number 2-Plumbing, 3-Heating A/C Heating Temp Control Work, 6-Sprinkler Work, to the Contract Division number 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 CityBlue Technologies; 313 N. Mattis Ave. Champaign, IL 61821 (217) 355-6980, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $100 (refundable if documents returned in order, complete and usable condition) 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 at the project site on the second floor of the building located at, 700 S. Gregory Urbana, IL 61801 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on June 4, 2008. 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 Services Building 1501 S. Oak, Champaign IL 61820, Conference Room 1830, Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 2:00pm (M/E/P) and Conference Room 128 on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 2:00pm (General). 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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