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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU08023
Invitation for Construction Bid: Illini Union Remodel Illini Room A,B, and C
Award InfoPublished Wednesday April 23, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: Johnco Construction, Inc., Mackinaw, IL
Amount:  $277,600
Division of Work: #1 - General (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: A & R Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount:  $19,500
Division of Work: #4 - Ventilation (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Bodine Electric of Champaign, Champaign, IL
Amount:  $344,451
Division of Work: #5 - Electrical (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Superior Fire Protection Systems, Inc., Forsyth, IL
Amount:  $23,050
Division of Work: #6 - Sprinkler (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 10
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, March 24, 2008
Division #1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 17, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services, Physical Plant Service Building
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Richard Drew (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions # 4, 5, 6
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 15, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities & Services, Physical Plant Service Building
1501 S. Oak Street
Attn: Richard Drew (
Champaign, IL 61820
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions #4- Ventilation Work, #5- Electrical Work, and #6- Sprinkler 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 4240 Architecture Inc., 247 S. State Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL, 60604 (312) 341-1155, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $100.00 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 in Illini Union Building, 1401 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61807 Room 217 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 8, 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, Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 128 April 15, 2008 and Conference Room 127 April 17, 2008. 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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