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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU08050
Invitation for Construction Bid: Electrical Distribution System Upgrade
Award InfoPublished Thursday October 23, 2008
Awarded to:
Contractor: Coleman Electrical Service, Inc., Mansfield, IL
Amount: $252,900
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, September 22, 2008
Project Description
The Undergraduate Library is in need of upgrading the electrical distribution system throughout the facility to accommodate present and future flexibility for extensive computer usage that has increased dramatically within the past few years. This project will utilize the services of a retainer A/E firm to analyze the existing electrical service to the building and provide comprehensive planning and design for a revised data and electrical distribution system to address the needs of the Undergraduate Library. Bid documents will be issued to obtain bids from electrical contractors for the work.
Division 5 - Electrical Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 7, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak Street-Physical Plant Service Building
Attention: Tim Zimmer (tpzimmer@oandm.uiuc.edu)
Champaign, IL 61820
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Engineering Concepts and Solutions, the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained from them by depositing a check in the amount of $50 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.

Prequalification
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)- http://przm.apps.uillinois.edu/

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 Room 295 of the Undergraduate Library at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on September 24, 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, Facilities and Services, 1501 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820, Conference Room 127 on October 7. 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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