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U20118R1 - Undergraduate Library Redevelopment


U20118R1 - Undergraduate Library Redevelopment


Company Contact

Ratio Architects
John Petersen


1402 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

Pre-Bid Information

Pre-Bid Information

06/29/2023 11:00 AM CT

A MANDATORY virtual pre-bid conference for all parties interested in bidding the project will be held at 11: 00 AM on 6/29/2023 through Zoom 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 813 5279 8229 , Password: 1867. Non- mandatory site visit will follow at 1:00 PM on 6/29 and 9 AM on 7/10 at the Undergraduate Library, 1402 W Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL. Representatives of the Owner and the Professional Services Consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are REQUIRED to attend.
Bid Information

Bid Information

07/26/2023 02:00 PM CT

Contract Divisions of the Project. The Owner will receive separate sealed bids for the following contract divisions of the project:

01 - General Work
02 - Plumbing Work
03 - Heating Work
04 - Ventilation Work
05 - Electrical Work
06 - Sprinkler Work

Submit bids on forms furnished by the Owner as one pdf less than 200 MB at for this project. If multiple bids are received by the same bidder for the same division of work, the later bid will be considered official.

Electronic Bids will be received up to the hour of 2:00 PM, prevailing time, on 7/26/2023.

Electronic Bid Opening - Electronic bids will be electronically opened and publicly read on 7/26/2023 / 2:30 PM on a Zoom call-in telephone number 1-312-626- 6799. Meeting ID: 893 0245 3873 . Password: 1867 and tabulated. A recording of the bid opening is available upon request.
Site Visit Information

Site Visit Information

The Bidder, before submitting a bid for this Work, shall visit and carefully examine the site of the Work in order to have full knowledge of, and to fully understand and appreciate, the facilities, difficulties, and restrictions attending the performance of the contract for which a bid is submitted. The Bidder shall take all required measurements and carefully inspect all existing conditions, constructions, irregularities, and interferences which may affect the Work under this contract.

Bid Categories

General Contractor
(C) Eastern Engineering Only



The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Undergraduate Library is being transformed into the Archives and Special Collections Building as part of a redevelopment project. The building will be dedicated to preserving rare books, manuscripts, archival collections, and University historic records in a secure and climate-controlled environment. The building's exterior will feature a glass curtainwall with varying levels of insulated glazing panels and its interior will include instructional spaces, event spaces, a reading room, exhibit gallery, recording studio, staff work space, and public restrooms and lactation facilities. The project also includes the modernization of the buildings mechanical systems and infrastructure, including the addition of elevators and a loading dock for better accessibility.

Refer to Division 01 of the technical specifications for a complete, detailed breakdown of the base bids and alternates for this project.

Property Address is: 1402 W Gregory Dr, Urbana, IL 61801 - The building is situated at the intersection of two quad (Main and South) near the heart of campus, with prominent neighbors including the Observatory and the Morrow Plots, known as the oldest agricultural research field in the United States. The existing Undergraduate Library connects to the adjacent Main Library via an underground tunnel.

Job Purchase Information:

Up to (1) complete set of bidding documents are available to PRE-QUALIFIED BIDDERS (NO PLANROOMS) for a $250 Refundable deposit check OR non-cash deposit plan per set, made payable to RATIO States, LLC (include the name of the job in the reference line). Scan a copy of the check (for shipping and delivery orders) to Eastern Engineering-Champaign Office, AND deliver the original check (for all orders) Eastern Engineering-Champaign Office, 404 E. University Ave. Champaign, IL. 61820.

Downloadable and Printed Sets of Bidding Documents may be ordered per the options listed on the Order page (plus Processing Fee/Eco Fee, and Shipping/Delivery and Tax when applicable). Credit Card or Eastern Engineering Charge Account required (before printing) for purchases.


  • 07/06/2023 - U20117 UGL Addendum No. 1 was issued  View Addendum
  • 07/06/2023 - 011105 - GEN NOTES FOR ALL PRIME CONTRACTOR WORK_CAC_ADD 01   View Addendum
  • 07/06/2023 - 071326 - Self-Adhering Sheet Waterproofing_ADD   View Addendum
  • 07/06/2023 - 071413 - Hot Fluid-Applied Rubberized Asphalt Waterproofing R_Add   View Addendum
  • 07/06/2023 - 072726 - FLUID-APPLIED MEMBRANE AIR BARRIERS_ADD   View Addendum
  • 07/06/2023 - 237323 - CUSTOM AIR HANDLING UNITS   View Addendum
  • 07/13/2023 - U20117 UGL Addendum No. 2 was issued  View Addendum
  • 07/14/2023 - U20117 UGL Addendum No. 3 was issued  View Addendum
  • 07/19/2023 - U20117 UGL Addendum No. 4 was issued  View Addendum