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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU08063
Invitation for Construction Bid: FAR-Oglesby: Traction Elevator Replacement
Award InfoPublished Friday March 27, 2009
Awarded to:
Contractor: Associated Constructors, Bloomington, IL
Amount: $1,092,000
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.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday November 13, 2008
Division #1-General Work is the only division to be bid.
First published Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Project Description
The project consists of the phased alteration and modernization of the elevator equipment and cabs for three 12-stop traction elevators including construction of a new elevator machine room above the existing one, structural modifications to extend the shaft up to serve an additional floor, new entrances on Level 12, new call buttons, new wall finishes, new cab finishes, air conditioning of the machine room, and ventilation of the shaft.

The Project includes a Project Labor Agreement that will be executed between the lowest responsible/responsive 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. The project will be managed using the Owner's web-based Construction Project Management System PRZM.
Division 1 - General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Thursday, December 11, 2008:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Physical Plant Services Building c/o Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak Street
Attention: Tim Zimmer (
Champaign, IL 61820
Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by 4240 Architecture Inc., 247 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60604 the professional services consultant. The bid documents may be obtained on November 18, 2008 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 FAR-Oglesby Hall, 1005 College Court, Urbana, IL 61801 at 10:00AM in Room 5, prevailing time on November 25, 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 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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