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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU09141
Invitation for Construction Bid: David Kinley Hall- Classroom Remodeling
Award InfoPublished Wednesday June 30, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Commercial Builders, Urbana, IL
Amount: $731,755
Division of Work: 1 - General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: G.A. Rich & Sons, Deer Creek, IL
Amount: $171,400
Division of Work: 2 - Plumbing Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Davis-Houk Mechanical, Urbana, IL
Amount: $129,963
Division of Work: 3 - Heating Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Witte Electric Company, Champaign, IL
Amount: $169,800
Division of Work: 5 - Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 14
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 Wednesday April 21, 2010
Contract Division 5 - Electrical Work has been added to the project.
First published Monday, April 19, 2010
Project Description
This Project consists of approximately 15,000 gross square feet in which are addressed the repair and modernization of twenty-one (21) Classrooms and eight (8) Toilet Rooms and the replacement of Corridor Flooring on the first, second, third and fourth levels of David Kinley Hall at the University of Illinois - Urban/Champaign. The Classroom and Toilet Room remodeling will be performed concurrently with the HVAC and Electrical Remediation Project of David Kinley Hall, which also includes repairs to the exterior enclosure and corrections to life safety provisions in the building. The Classroom project includes the replacement of existing lighting and the cast iron radiators and controls in the existing hydronic heating system together with the concealment of exposed piping risers in new chases. Classroom renovation will remove existing pedestal seating, remove existing and replace flooring and ceiling finishes, remove existing electrical and IT surface conduit and devices and replace them with conduit and devices concealed by new chases as well as the repair, refinish and repaint wall and millwork surfaces. The project also provides for the reconfiguration and renovation of the building's Toilet Rooms to comply with the Illinois Plumbing Code occupancy and ADA accessibility requirements. Toilet renovation will remove and replace existing fixtures and stalls, provide for the construction of new plumbing risers and chases and the removal and replacement of floor and wall finishes and accessories.

Project Labor Agreement
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, Friday, May 21, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Physical Plant Services Building - Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak St.
Attention: Dave Marker (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions 2, 3 and 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 19, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Physical Plant Services Building - Facilities and Services
1501 S. Oak St.
Attention: Dave Marker (
Champaign, IL 61820
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Divisions number 2- Plumbing Work, 3- Heating Work and 5- Electrical Work to the Contract Division number 1 (Prime Contractor) in accordance with Article 6.3 of the General Conditions. (Refer to Articles 6 and 15 of the General Conditions for requirements concerning assignments of contracts.)

Bid Document Sources
Bid documents have been prepared by Hanno Weber & Associates, Architecture/Urban Design, 11 East Adams St., Suite 702, Chicago IL 60603- (312)922-5589, 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 $150.00 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 00 20 00).

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:
  • 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.
  • Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) viewer

Pre-Bid Meeting
A pre-bid meeting will be held in David Kinley Hall- Room 317 at 2:00 PM prevailing time on May 6, 2010. 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.

Any firm or individual who wishes to submit a bid in response to this solicitation must make the State Board of Elections Certification required by Public Act 95-971. The certification is included in Bid Document 00 40 00. If you do not make the certification and if required, attach a copy of the Certificate of Registration from the State Board of Elections to your bid, then your bid cannot, by law, be accepted by the University.

If you do $50,000 worth of business annually with the State of Illinois, including the state universities, you are required to register with the State Board of Elections and obtain from them a certificate confirming your registration. Responses to Invitations to Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and all other types of procurement solicitations are included in the calculation of this $50,000 annual amount, whether you receive a resulting award or not. If you do less than $50,000 worth of business annually, you may be exempt from the registration requirement.

Please refer to Public Act 95-971, which is available at, and the State Board of Elections website ( for more specific information on whether you are required to register or not.

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

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