Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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B O A R D OF T R U S T E E S
(The student advisory vote was: Aye, none; no, none; absent, Mr. Begovich, Mr. Lawless.)
Recision of Previous Award; and Award of Contract for Remodeling Laboratories for Pathology Department, Clinical Sciences Building, Chicago
(32) On March 26, 1993, the Board of Trustees approved the award of a contract for plumbing work for remodeling laboratories for the Pathology Department, Clinical Sciences Building, Chicago, to G. F. Connelly Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Chicago, in the amount of $93,824. Subsequently, the plumbing contractor, G. F. Connelly, has notified the University of an error in its bid and requested permission to withdraw it, since, due to the error, the firm could not fulfill its contractual obligation without suffering economic hardship. The architect and the project manager (Office for Capital Programs) have determined that there is clear and demonstrable evidence that the bidder made a bona fide error in the preparation of the bid, that the error will result in a substantial loss to the bidder, and have recommended that the bidder be allowed to withdraw its bid. The university counsel has stated that, under these circumstances, the University's regulations allow the University to permit the withdrawal. In accordance with the Regulations Governing Procurement and Bidding at State Systems Universities in Illinois, the president of the University, with the concurrence of the appropriate administrative officers, recommends the recision of the board's action of March 26, 1993, approving the award of a contract to G. F. Connelly Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Chicago, and further recommends that the company be allowed to withdraw its bid. The president further recommends that the contract for plumbing work be awarded to the second low bidder, R. C. Plumbing, Inc., Calumet Park, on its base bid, in the amount of $106,250. (The amount of the contract is within the funds available for the project.) Funds are available from the Hospital Income Plant Fund.
On motion of Dr. Gindorf, these recommendations were approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Boyle, Mrs. Calder, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Dr. Bacon, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, none; no, none; absent, Mr. Begovich, Mr. Lawless.)
Increase in Contract, Student Services Building, Chicago
(33) On January 15, 1993, the board authorized the award of a contract for $890,000 to Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz 8c Associates, Inc., Chicago, for the professional architectural and engineering services required through the construction phase for the remodeling of approximately 98,000 nasf of the Circle Court shopping center at Racine and Harrison Streets, Chicago, to accommodate the needs of the Student Services/Administrative Departments. In order for the architect's consultant (Desman Associates) to provide full-time field supervision to the architect for the duration of the construction period for the parking deck repair portion of the project, an additional fee will be required. The architect has recommended and the University concurs that it is in the best interest of the University to have these services provided. The total cost for the services to be provided is $51,000. Accordingly, the president of the University, with the concurrence of the