Illinois State University
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Watterson Towers Fire Alarm Upgrades
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents:
Consultant: BRiC Partnership LLC, Belleville, IL
Amount: An estimated $80,000
Section/Division: Design (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7)
An estimated start date of 9/1/2017 through 12/31/2019
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Illinois State University is seeking statements of qualifications from engineers to perform engineering design work to replace and/or upgrade the fire alarm systems in Watterson Residential Towers. Watterson Residential Towers is comprised of two 28 story residence halls with twenty-five floors of student sleeping rooms. Other floor levels include management offices, activity spaces, laundry facilities, exercise facilities, and the entry lobby. The last complete upgrade of this fire alarm system was in 1993.
This proposed project is essential to the continuing safety of the Illinois State University occupants. Project work will require coordination with Housing administration, other scheduled project work and with appropriate ISU maintenance staff.
The scope of engineered design work includes, but may not be limited to:
1.Engage an Architecture/Engineering firm to design a new fire alarm system and any necessary upgrades to infrastructure to support the project.
2.Provide design for the entire housing complex and lobby entrance.
3.Prepare plans and specifications for recommended improvements and upgrades.
4.Prepare a phasing plan for implementation.
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 9, 2017:
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
For additional information, contact:
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.
- Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
- There is a 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.