U Of Illinois Starts Over On Building Contract

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – University of Illinois officials will soon seek new bids for a plan to renovate a 120-year-old building after voiding a contract over potential conflicts of interest.

The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign reports (http://bit.ly/Sr3bNo) the university expects to post a request for bids on the Natural History Building renovation this week.

Senior Associate Vice President Mike Bass says the university wants to move as fast as possible on the project.

The university in July followed a state board’s recommendation that it void a $4.6 million contract with BLDD Architects for the project.

Bruce Maxey owns 8.9 percent of BLDD. His wife, Jill Maxey, is the university’s associate director of planning and a former BLDD employee.
Information from: The News-Gazette