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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS022020

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Kneer Softball Stadium Turf

This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday February 18, 2020

Addendum #1 has posted. See attached files:



First published Thursday, February 6, 2020
Project Description

Illinois State University is seeking statements of qualifications from architectural and/or engineering firms interested in providing design support services for the replacement of the existing playing surface of the softball stadium field with a synthetic turf product.

The Marian Kneer Softball Stadium complex was constructed at its current location in 1998. It was, and is, constructed as an NCAA compliant venue, with a ?skinned? infield and a natural grass outfield. A drainage system exists under the field and the grass outfield is irrigated.

The University, with guidance and assistance from this design consultant will, acquire and have installed, separately, a synthetic turf product over the entire field, including the pitcher?s bullpens. The engineering design for this project will include a site survey and assessment, with any recommendations, and the necessary base and sub-base construction, grading, drainage, etc., for installation of the synthetic turf. Firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge experience, and expertise with facilities of this higher education athletic typology. The designers and any required sub-consultants will be responsible for developing a comprehensive construction budget and schedule for this project.

As a project funded by the University, the following are required:

Complete A/E 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the entire design process.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Friday February 21, 2020:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790


A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.CST

You may attend via telephone by calling into either (888) 822-7517 (USA Toll-Free) or (713) 353-0212 (USA Caller Paid/International Toll).

Use access code 5604312 to join the teleconference.

*Updated BEP Utilization Information*

A list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes is included in Part III of this solicitation's BEP Utilization Plan. Per the Utilization Plan's instructions, vendors who request a waiver from the goal on the basis of good faith efforts must exhaustively contact each vendor certified with the University-supplied commodity codes and document that contact in the Utilization Plan's Good Faith Efforts Contact Log. Waiver requests cannot be granted without exhausting outreach efforts in accordance with the Utilization Plan. For current and official BEP resources go to:

If the list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes excludes a code that a prospective respondent or BEP-certified vendor believes should be included with the solicitation, additional codes may be requested and must be submitted by the question deadline for this solicitation. These requests should be made through a commodity code addition form supplied by the University buyer assigned to this solicitation. Email the buyer to obtain this form. If requested, additional University-supplied commodity codes may be added to the Utilization Plan by addendum at the University's discretion.

Subcontractors must meet the same requirements as prime contractors to do business with Illinois State University.

This bulletin is the only official source of documents for this solicitation. Clarifications or modifications to drawings or specifications will be posted via addendum. To give questions appropriate consideration and to give bidders time to respond to the resulting clarifications, the University requires that all questions be submitted no later than´┐Ż4:30pm February 14, 2020 to Jackie Gunderson at

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Jackie Gunderson
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1945
FAX: (309) 438-5555
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 1 copies of their qualifications.
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • 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
  • QBS022020-ad.pdf (831 KB)
  • QBS022020_Add01.pdf (137 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • FormA.docx (102 KB)
  • FormB.docx (43 KB)
  • QBS022020_BEP_Utilization_Plan.pdf (342 KB)
  • QBS022020_StateReminders.pdf (219 KB)