Gale Community Center

Advertisement for BidsContract 1336 – General Construction
Gale Community Center
1620 West Howard


Bid Opening:Sealed responses shall be submitted and received at the Public Building Commission, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington, Room 200 until 2:00 p.m. November 7, 2005, and then and there publicly opened. Note date change.

Pre-Bid Meeting:A pre-bid meeting will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 10:00 a.m. Second Floor Board Room, Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington. Attendance at the pre-bid meeting is strongly encouraged for all proposers.

Questions: All questions regarding this contract must be submitted in writing to Janice Meeks, Contract Administrator, Public Building Commission, 50 West Washington, Room 200, Chicago, IL 60602. Questions may be emailed to or faxed to Ms. Meeks at 312/744-3572.

Documents Available: Copies of the forms of Contract Documents including the Instructions to Bidders, General Conditions, Special Conditions and Specifications are on file at Digital Printing Center, 832 West Erie, (312)226-6506. Bids must be submitted on documents provided by the PBC.

Bid Fee: A bid fee of 5% of total base bid is required. The fee must be accompanied by a bid bond provided by a surety company authorized to business in the State of Illinois, or a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the Public Building Commission of Chicago.

Administrative Fee An administrative fee of $5,000 is required. This fee must be in the form of a cashier’s or certified check made payable to the Public Building Commission of Chicago. The PBC will not accept bids that are not accompanied by the appropriate form of bid fee and administrative fee.

The Public Building Commission of Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids received after the announced date and time for the bid opening will not be accepted.

The following agencies are available to assist in identifying subconsultants:

  • Black Contractors United, 400 West 76th Street, #200
  • Chicago Urban League, 4510 South Michigan
  • Federation of Women Contractors, 300 South Wells, #1110
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, 901 West Jackson
  • African American Contractor’s Association, 3706 South Indiana
  • Association of Asian Construction Enterprises, 333 North Ogden

Firms Attending the Pre-Bid Meeting:

  • Walsh Construction
  • Reyes Group, Ltd
  • Perkins & Will
  • GF Structures
  • Royal Crane Service
  • All Chicago, Inc.
  • Friedler Construction
  • Pacific Construction