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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU07126
Invitation for Construction Bid: Fruit Research Farm Relocation - Phase 2
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday March 10, 2009
This project will be rebid due to the bids received being over budget.
First published Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Project Description
The project consists of the relocation of the Fruit Research Farm facilities and includes the construction of an Administration Building, the extension of electric and telecommunications utilities to the project site (with connections to the Admin. Building). The work also includes the provision of building electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and telecommunications systems in conformance with the UIUC Facility Standards as required for new buildings as well as site development (grading, drainage, roadways, geothermal heat exchange piping installation, etc.) to accommodate the building construction and additional site improvements.

This project includes a Project Labor Agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsible/responsive bidder and the East Central Illinois Building and 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, November 20, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S Oak Street
Attention: Robert F. Hannah (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions 2, 3, and 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday, November 18, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attention: Robert F. Hannah (
Champaign, IL 61820
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions 2- Plumbing Work, 3- Heating A/C Work, 5- Electrical Work to the Contract Division (1- General 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 Hurst-Rosche Engineers, Inc., 601 North Burns Lane, Suite B Springfield, IL 62402, (217) 787-1199, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $250 ($275 if mailed) 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 South Oak, Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 128 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Friday, November 7, 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 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 128. 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.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

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