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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

February 20, 2014

The Trustees of Purdue University will receive sealed bids for the following projects until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the 20th day of February, 2014 in the Parking Facilities Office, Purdue West, 1404 West State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Projects

  1. West Lafayette Campus – Forestry Building Rooms 214, 215 and 119 Lab and 300 Office Suite Renovations – 2014
  2. West Lafayette Campus – Third Street Suites - Starbucks Store Construction – 2014
  3. West Lafayette Campus – Wetherill Building Commons Area Renovation – 2014

Bid specifications

Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud in the Conference Room of the Parking Facilities Office, Purdue West, 1404 West State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.

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 Bids may be withdrawn prior to such time, but no bids shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days thereafter.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 3:00 p.m. (EST) on the 27th day of February, 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.

A voluntary pre-bid meeting for Project No. 1 will be held on February 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST. The meeting will be held in room 208 of the Forestry Building, located at 195 Marsteller Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

A voluntary pre-bid meeting for Project No. 2 is planned. The date, time and location will be issued by addendum.

A voluntary pre-bid meeting for Project No. 3 is planned. The date, time and location will be issued by addendum.

The architectural/engineering firms for these projects are:

Project No. 1

Synthesis, Incorporated
251 North Illinois Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 951-9500
Fax (317) 951-9501

Project No. 2

Scholer Corporation
111 Walter Scholer Drive
P.O. Box 808
Lafayette, IN 47902
Phone (765) 474-1478
Fax (765) 474-3570

Project No. 3

Jung Design
160 W. Carmel Dr. Suite 240
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone (317) 574-8803
Fax (317) 574-8804

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.

THE TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY
   
 

James K. Keefe
Interim Director of Capital Program Management