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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Chicago State University
QBS #KMC031821

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Facilities Master Plan

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Thursday November 18, 2021
Due to an error that was made during the evaluation of submissions, no award can be made. A new QBS will be posted in December to address this need.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday April 9, 2021

This addendum is being issued:

1. To address additional questions received from prospective firms before the deadline.

2. To confirm QBS opening information and the link/call-in info to join the meeting.

This notice has been modified
Published Thursday April 1, 2021

Addendum 1 has been attached to this notice. This addendum is being issued:

1. To remind prospective vendors of the BEP goal and registrations that must be completed prior to making a submission.

2. To address questions received from prospective firms.

3. To provide QBS opening information and the link/call-in info to join the meeting.

First published Friday, March 19, 2021
Project Description

Chicago State University requires an architectural firm to provide a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan. The master planning process shall also include a Space Utilization Study and a comprehensive Facility and Grounds Condition Assessment. The focus of the project is the utilization of the student union, library, athletic facilities, classroom and administration buildings, and green space on campus to serve as a physical road map for the University's new strategic plan.

Letters of Interest and Statement of Qualifications will be submitted only via e-bidding. Any prospective vendor MUST be registered through the Illinois Procurement Gateway (IPG) with an active, unexpired certification. See attached document that contains additional e-bidding instructions.

Vendors MUST submit a Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Utilization Plan demonstrating their ability to meet the 20% BEP goal, or must provide documented evidence of unsuccessful outreach via a completed Good Faith Effort form within the Utilization Plan to support any claim for a waiver of the goal. Letters of Interest and Statement of Qualifications that do not comply with this requirement will be disqualified.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Thursday April 15, 2021:
At the following address:
via Electronic Bidding
Chicago, IL 60628
via Electronic Bidding

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Kent Clapsaddle
9501 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
  • There is a 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • Addendum1KMC031821.pdf (760 KB)
  • Addendum2KMC031821.pdf (685 KB)
  • QBSKMC031821CSUMasterPlan.pdf (15 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • UpdatedE-BiddingVendorInstructions7-17-2020.pdf (290 KB)