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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU09156
Invitation for Construction Bid: Illinois Field – Baseball Locker Room Addition
Award InfoPublished Wednesday June 9, 2010
Awarded to:
Contractor: Associated Constructors Co., Inc., Bloomington, IL
Amount: $389,100
Division of Work: 1 - General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 8)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: G. A. Rich & Sons, Inc., Deer Creek, IL
Amount: $57,475
Division of Work: 2 - Plumbing Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Reliable Plumbing & Heating Co., Savoy, IL
Amount: $51,335
Division of Work: 4 - Vent & Air Dist. (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 6)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Bodine Electric of Champaign, Champaign, IL
Amount: $153,300
Division of Work: 5 - Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 23
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Project Description
Project includes removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk, removal and relocation of underground utilities to the West of the existing Clubhouse/Locker Room building, and the addition of space to create new Team and Coaches’ Locker facilities. New construction includes exterior brick and CMU masonry with steel bar joists and EPDM Roofing. The work shall include re-roofing of the existing building. The existing MEP systems will be revised as required to redistribute to the existing spaces and new systems will be installed to accommodate the new areas. Refer to Division 1, Section 00 40 00 of the specifications for a complete, detailed breakdown of the base bids and alternates for this project.

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, Thursday, May 20, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Facilities and Services - Physical Plant Service Building
1501 S. Oak Street, MC-800
Attention: Richard Drew (
Champaign, IL 61820
Divisions 2, 4, and 5
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 18, 2010:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Facilities and Services - Physical Plant Service Building
1501 S. Oak Street, MC-800
Attention: Richard Drew (
Champaign, IL 61820
The Owner shall assign the contracts for Contract Division 2 – Plumbing Work, Division 4 – Ventilation Work and Division 5 – Electrical Work to the Contract Division 1 – General Work (General 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 Gorski Reifsteck Architects, Inc., 909 Arrow Road, Champaign, IL 61821, (217) 351-4100, hereinafter referred to as the Professional Services Consultant. The bid documents will be available beginning April 29, 2010, from the Professional Services Consultant by depositing a check in the amount of $150 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 the second floor conference room at Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building, 1700 S. Fourth Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Champaign, IL 61820, at 1:30 p.m. prevailing time on Thursday, 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 Street, Room 128, Champaign, IL. 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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