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March 20, 2014

The Trustees of Purdue University will receive sealed bids for the following project until 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (COT) on the 20th day of March, 2014 in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Lawshe Hall, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323. Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud in Room 333 of the same building.


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Bid specifications

Bids received after such time will be returned unopened. Bids may be withdrawn prior to such time, but no bids shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days thereafter.

The Principal Subcontractor Questionnaire listing the names of the bidder's principal subcontractors shall be submitted with the bid. The remainder of the Questionnaires and Material Lists shall be submitted prior to 11:00 a.m. COT on the 27th day of March, 2014 to:

Physical Facilities Energy and Construction Department
401 S. Grant Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2024

Bids shall be for complete construction only, properly executed and submitted on Form 96, accompanied by executed Form 96A (as prescribed by the State Board of Accounts) giving financial data as recent as possible, and a Non-Collusion Affidavit together with other documents as required by the Instructions to Bidders and addressed to The Trustees of Purdue University, clearly marked with the project and the bid opening date.

Each bid must be accompanied by the Contractor’s written plan for a program to test the contractor’s employees for drugs in accordance with IC 4-13-18.

Each bid must be accompanied by a Contractor’s Combination Bid Bond and Bond for Construction in the form included in the specifications made payable to The Trustees of Purdue University in an amount equal to the maximum total of the base bid and any alternate bids, guaranteeing the execution and faithful performance of the contract for the work if awarded.

Wage rates shall be not less than the common construction wage as determined pursuant to IC 5-16-7-1 et seq., as amended.

The Instructions to Bidders contained in the specifications are by this reference made a part hereof, and all bidders shall be deemed advised of the provisions thereof, and of the General Conditions of the contract, specifications, plans and drawings for each project.

The architectural/engineering firm for this project is:

Project No. 1

BSA LifeStructures
35 E. Wacker Dr., Fl 8th
Chicago, IL 60610-4975
Phone (312) 324-5603
Fax (312) 324-5699

Bidding documents are to be obtained from: 

Purdue University Printing Services
698 Ahlers Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2012
Phone (765) 494-2006

To order a set of plans or obtain a bidder’s list, please call (765) 494-2006 or send e-mail to printingservices@purdue.edu. A $300 deposit will be required for each hardcopy set of bidding documents.  Applicable postage and a $6.00 handling fee per set will be collected for those who wish to have the documents mailed to them.  The deposit will be refunded when returned promptly and in good condition.  One compact disk containing bidding documents in PDF format is available for pick up at no charge.  A $6.00 handling fee plus applicable postage will be collected for those who wish to have the compact disk mailed to them.  No return of the compact disk is required.  Checks should be made payable to Purdue University Printing Services and mailed to the above address.

Bidding documents for all projects are on file in the office of:

Vice President for Physical Facilities
401 S. Grant Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2024
Phone (765) 494-0580

The Board of Trustees of The Trustees of Purdue University reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive, to the extent permitted by law, any of the terms, conditions and provisions contained in this Advertisement for Bids or the Instructions to Bidders or any informality, irregularity or omission in any bid, provided that such waiver shall, in the discretion of the Board of Trustees, be to the advantage of The Trustees of Purdue University.


James K. Keefe
Interim Director of Capital Program Management