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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07091
Invitation for Construction Bid: Natural Gas Pipeline Relocation-Curtis Road Ph III
Award InfoPublished Monday September 15, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: Arby Construction Inc., New Berlin, WI
Amount: $540,093
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, June 27, 2008
Project Description
The project consists of the installation of approximately 8,000 feet of 8" gas main. The project will include the repair of all streets and sidewalks. The tie-ins to the existing main will be completed between October 15, and December 1, 2008, on a weekend from 9:00 PM Friday to 6:00 AM Monday as specified by the University of Illinois.
Div 30-Utility Site Work-Gas
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 1:00 PM, Tuesday, July 29, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services at the Physical Plant Service Building
1501 South Oak Street
Attn: Nick Stanev (
Champaign, IL 61820
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Utility Safety & Design Inc., 9 Executive Woods Court, Suite 1, Belleville, IL 62226, (618) 277-1520, 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 Physical Plant Service Building, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 127 at 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on Friday, July 11, 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 Service Building, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 127b. 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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