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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS030119

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Milner Library Student Success Center Design

Published Tuesday April 21, 2020
Consultant: Demonica Kemper Architects
Amendment Amount: $83,420

The new contract total is $440,000
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday September 11, 2019
Awarded to:
Consultant: Demonica Kemper Architects, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $356,580
Section/Division: Design (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 14)
An estimated start date of 9/23/2019 through 6/30/2023
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 14

See file: QBS030119_submittal_log for BEP Utilization Summary.
No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this project.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Constance Ratliff.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday February 25, 2019
A reminder of state requirements has been posted as file:
First published Thursday, February 14, 2019
Project Description
Illinois State University is seeking professional architectural and engineering services from firms who have experience in university academic library improvements. A Master Plan has been completed for Milner Library and identified as Priority #1 is space now termed as a Student Success Center which is

"Envisioned as a student-facing 'hands-on' production space with a focus on digital technology....It is imagined that the Library will offer technology specialist services, possibly student ambassadors, and that some joint effort or partnership with other appropriate units would benefit the users as well."

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Friday March 1, 2019:
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 Friday, February 22, 2019 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.

A list of potential BEP Certified contractors has been posted as file:


*This list represents Illinois State University's earnest effort to identify commodity codes that may be involved with this solicitation, and provide contact information for BEP Certified vendors that self-identify as providing those commodity codes.  It is attached here for the convenience of interested vendors, not as an official or comprehensive list of BEP Certified vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. For current and official BEP resources go to:

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

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Corey Leslie
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790-1220
Phone: (309) 438-1946
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Constance Ratliff
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.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
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
  • QBS030119ad.pdf (407 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • QBS030119_BEP_List.xlsx (25 KB)
  • QBS030119_BEP_Utilization.pdf (193 KB)
  • QBS030119_COJ-01_Demonica.pdf (61 KB)
  • QBS030119_Form_A.docx (102 KB)
  • QBS030119_Form_B.docx (43 KB)
  • QBS030119_LOI.pdf (120 KB)
  • QBS030119_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (532 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • QBS030119_Submittal_Log.pdf (117 KB)