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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU17031
Invitation for Construction Bid: Utilities Steam Tunnel Rehab Ph2-Multiple Location
Award Info Published Monday August 20, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: Duce Construction Company, Urbana, IL
Amount: $1,928,000
Division of Work: Div 34 (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Duce Construction Company, Urbana, IL $1,928,000.00 MAFBE 20% Successful, responsive bidder

A & R Mechanical Services, Inc., Urbana, IL $2,577,673.00 MAFBE 24% Unsuccessful, responsive bidder

The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday, June 7, 2018
Project Description
Structural rehabilitation of a section of the below grade steam tunnel system including repair of deteriorated concrete and pipe supports. Rehabilitation will also include improvements to tunnel ventilation and the installation of a new sump pump.

This Project is located at: Peabody Drive from Sixth Street east to the Agricultural Bioprocess Laboratory, Champaign, IL 61820.

See the attached file for more information.
Div 34 - Utilities Site Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday, July 17, 2018:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 South Oak Street, Room 115
Attention: Grant Colella,, 217-300-1775
Champaign, IL 61820
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
All responses must include:
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

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

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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  • BAU17031ad.pdf (111 KB)