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March 13, 2014

The Trustees of Purdue University will receive sealed bids for the following project until 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EDT) on the 13th day of March, 2014 in the Parking Facilities Office, Purdue West, 1404 West State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.


  1. West Lafayette Campus – Stadium Avenue Tunnel Replacement and Stadium Mall Tunnel Repairs and Waterproofing Phase II – 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 Bids may be withdrawn prior to such time, but no bids shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days thereafter.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. (EDT) on the 20th 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.

A voluntary pre-bid meeting for Project No. 1 will be held on February 26th, at 1:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held in rooms 2-1 and 2-2 of Freehafer Hall, 401 S. Grant St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.

The architectural/engineering firm for these projects is:

Project No. 1          

CE Solutions, Inc.
10 Shoshone Dr.
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone (317) 818-1912
Fax (317) 818-1911

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