University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bid #BAU14088BR1
Invitation for Construction Bid: Everitt Lab Bioengineering Grainger Initiative
Award Info Published Friday October 16, 2015
Awarded to:
Contractor: Poettker Construction Company, Breese, IL
Amount: $2,498,000
Division of Work: 1-General Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: G.A. Rich & Sons, Inc., Deer Creek, IL
Amount: $27,250
Division of Work: 2-Plumbing Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Davis-Houk Mechanical, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount: $82,500
Division of Work: 3-Heat AC Temp Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 4)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: Commercial Electric, Inc., Mattoon, IL
Amount: $244,161
Division of Work: 5-Electrical Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Contractor: A&R Mechanical Services, Inc., Urbana, IL
Amount: $470,340
Division of Work: 34-Site Work (unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 1)
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 13
Division 1-Successful, responsive bidder:
37.55% MAFBE

Division 1-Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Barton-Malow $2,608,000 (31.63% MAFBE)
Williams Brothers Construction $3,130,000 (27.09% MAFBE)
CORE Construction $3,387,000 (27.69% MAFBE)

Division 2-Successful, responsive bidder:
15.05% MAFBE

Division 2-Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
Reliable Plumbing & Heating Co. $84,900 (15.43% MAFBE)
X-treme Mechanical $98,600 (15.21% MAFBE)
Davis-Houk Co. $148,552 (15% MAFBE)
A&R Mechanical $259,000 (15% MAFBE)

Division 3-Successful, responsive bidder:

Division 3-Unsuccessful, responsive bidders:
X-treme Mechanical $95,900 (15.12% MAFBE)
Autumn Construction $98,900 (100% MAFBE)
Reliable Plumbing & Heating Co. $101,900 (15.21% MAFBE)
A&R Mechanical $105,900 (15.11% MAFBE)

Division 5-Successful, responsive bidder:
15.12% MAFBE

Division 5-Unsuccessful, responsive bidder:
Glesco Electric $596,820 (15% MAFBE)

Division 34-Successful, responsive bidder:
19.99% MAFBE

Division 34-Unsuccessful, responsive bidder:
G.A. Rich & Sons $501,428 (23.54% MAFBE)
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, July 31, 2015
Project Description
The project consists of the renovation of electrical research laboratories, classrooms, offices and mechanical spaces of the existing Everitt Lab Building into a new home for the Department of Bioengineering. This Project is located at: Everitt Laboratory, 1406 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

Please see the attached file for more information.
Divisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 34
Sealed bids will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 1, 2015:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
c/o Facilities and Services
1501 South Oak Street, Room 115
Attention: Adam Kimball,, (217) 300-0202
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.

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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Specification Documents

  • BAU14088BR1ad.pdf (135 KB)

Conflict of Interest Document

  • COI_ARServices0915.pdf (279 KB)
  • COI_Davis-Houk0915.pdf (268 KB)
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