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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU18081
Invitation for Construction Bid: Follinger Auditorium North Stairs Reconstruction
Award Info Published Thursday December 13, 2018
Awarded to:
Contractor: English Brothers Company, Champaign, IL
Amount: $1,294,200
Division of Work: Division 01 (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 2
Success Responsible Bidder:

English Brothers Company, $1,294,200, MAFBE 20%

Unsuccessful, Responsive Bidders - 2

Grunloh Construction, $1,575,000, MAFBE 22%

Industria, Inc, $1,737,683, MAFBE 100%

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 Friday, October 26, 2018
Project Description
Disassemble the existing granite north entrance stairs, railings and limestone cheek walls. Demolish brick foundations below the stairs. Reconstruct the stairs with new reinforced concrete foundations and new granite treads. Reconstruct the cheek walls with reinforced concrete foundations, new limestone and salvaged granite blocks that are in good condition and which have been cleaned. Repoint joints in brick foundations walls beneath the stairs on the north side of the building. Install new bronze ornamental handrails on the stairs. Remove and replace the 3 bays of existing main doorways (total of 9 doors) Replace door frames and doors and prepare for future access control system installation. Install new light poles on the cheek walls with LED type lamps.

Cut a new access opening with door and frame into the space beneath the stairs from the basement of the building. Relocate a compressor for the new access.

Replace part of the sidewalk north of the building with new to match existing pattern. Protect remaining sidewalks and landscaping around the building. Perform landscaping and site restoration.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held in Hospitality room of Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana Illinois. Enter through the southeast accessible entrance, on 11/01/18 at 1:00 PM prevailing time. 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 REQUIRED to attend.

This Project is located at: The project is located at the south end of the main quadrangle of the University of Illinois at 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana Illinois.
Division 01 General Work
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:30 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2018:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 South Oak Street, Room 115
Attention: Kelly Jo Hoffmann,, 217-244-8940 and Matt Firmand,, 217-244-6821
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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  • BAU18081FoellingerAuditoriumNorthStairsReconstructionad.pdf (84 KB)