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WITC Advertisement for Pre-Qualifications of Bidders (low-voltage systems only)

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:20pm

Advertisement for Pre-Qualification of Bidders (low-voltage systems only)
The District Board of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College will accept proposals for the pre-qualification of contractors for the following two separate upcoming projects on the Rice Lake and New Richmond Campuses. Although these projects will likely be bid as completely separate projects, it is the intention of WITC to use this single pre-qualification process to identify eligible contractors for both projects.
WITC Rice Lake Addition & Remodeling
WITC New Richmond Remodeling
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC)
Administrative Office
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, WI 54871
SDS Architects, Inc.
7 South Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Project Descriptions
WITC Rice Lake Addition & Remodeling - New construction to include a one-story addition, approximately 9,000 square feet, to be located northwest of the recent Health Education two-story addition. Some items programmed for the addition are student commons and activities, toilet rooms, and foodservice. Remodeling will include a comprehensive remodel of approximately 30,000 square feet on the upper level. Remodeling will include architectural, mechanical, and electrical upgrades.
WITC New Richmond Remodeling - Remodeling in several different areas in the main building, including: splitting existing room into two separate spaces; remodeling existing OTA classroom, Nursing classroom, and ITV room; mechanical work in the LRC; lighting and ceiling upgrades in the student commons; remodeling in Student Services, and mechanical upgrades to the Industrial Automation Lab.
Proposed Schedules
Projects involve new construction and remodeling during the spring/summer of 2014. Maintaining this very aggressive schedule is extremely critical to College operations. The proposed schedule milestone dates are:
Additions and Remodeling Schedule for Both Projects (unless noted otherwise)
< Contract Award: March 2014
< Start Addition (Rice Lake): March/April 2014
< Start Remodeling: Late May 2014
< Project Completion (owner occupancy): Early August 2014
Proposal Requirements
Pre-qualification of Low-voltage Systems Contractor.
Note that the pre-qualification for all other contractors has already been completed.
To obtain a submittal packet, please contact Connie Johnson, SDS Architects, at 715-832-1605, or email
To be considered, interested contractors must submit a full and complete packet marked “Pre-Qualifications of Low-voltage Bidders” on the envelope to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Administrative Office, 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871, by 2:00 p.m., January 27th, 2014. Late proposals will be returned unopened.
WITC reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, and to waive any minor irregularities.
Contractors determined to be qualified to bid the project will be notified after the proposals are reviewed, and listed in the Project Manuals as approved contractors.
Single, prime bids based on a stipulated sum, will be accepted from pre-qualified general contractors, only. Pre-qualified general contractors will be required to utilize subcontractor bids for plumbing, HVAC, electrical and low-voltage work from the list of Approved Subcontractors in these disciplines. Specific project requirements will be included in the Invitations to Bid and Construction Documents which are expected to be issued to qualified contractors in February 2014. The bids are expected to be in by March 2014.
Questions regarding this project, or the pre-qualification process, may be directed to Dale Poynter, SDS Architects, 715-832-1605.