No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this project.
Addendum #2 has been posted. See attached file: QBS062420_Add02.pdf with additional file QBS062420_pre-bid_attendance.pdf
Addendum #1 has been posted. See attached file: QBS062420_Add01.pdf
Illinois State University is seeking professional architectural and engineering services from firms who have experience in the assessment, repair or replacement of a tensioned cable fabric roof system.
The Illinois State University Redbird Arena is an ISU campus sports venue. In addition to hosting competitive collegiate basketball and volleyball, Academic convocations and other community events use the Arena facility. The Arena is covered by a Cabledome structure clad with tensioned membrane panels of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coated fiberglass fabric, fiberglass insulation and PVC coated polyester liner/ceiling. The Cabledome consists of a non-triangulated cable and strut network anchored to a perimeter collar ring-beam. The Redbird Arena roof was the first Cabledome structure built in the United States. This facility has perimeter tensioned membrane skylights constructed of the same materials.
The University has been monitoring the condition of the roof since the building was built. Assessments were completed in 2003 and 2014. These assessments recommended plans be developed for the replacement of the roof. Therefore, the scope of this project includes the following:
1. Conduct a current condition assessment of the roof fabric and structure, including structural loading capabilities. This condition assessment will determine the remaining useful life of this roof system and when it needs to be replaced (i.e. calendar year)
2. Develop a plan for roof and skylight replacement, including contemporary materials and installation methodology as appropriate, subject to Illinois State University approval.
3. Develop a plan for any modifications and repairs to the structural system, including the collar ring-beam and cables, subject to Illinois State University approval.
4.Prepare a report outlining considerations and making recommendations how construction access may be approached.
5. Prepare a complete set of construction documents for bidding.
6. Answer all questions during ISU's public procurement process.
7. Provide construction administration services during repairs, or replacement.
Architecture and Engineering firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and expertise with facilities of this typology. The designers and any required sub-consultants will be responsible for developing a comprehensive construction budget and schedule for this project.
This advertisement is directed to the engineering support services needed to complete the design and construction documents for public bidding including construction documents, specifications, bid services and construction administration services. Needed services and brief scope of work include: Architectural, Roofing Specialists and Structural Engineering.
It is expected that a single team comprised of these disciplines will be assembled to provide the referenced services.
In response to COVID-19, until further notice, ISU is enabling electronic submission of submittals (e-bidding). New electronic submittal regulations and instructions are noted below.
ISU will continue to maintain and follow all Illinois Procurement Code Regulations and Rules. Any submittals received after the identified due date & time will not be accepted or evaluated.
ONLY electronic submissions will be accepted. Paper submissions will not be accepted for this solicitation.
IMPORTANT: Read the attached E-Bidding instructions for critical information. (File:E-BiddingVendorInstructions.pdf)
NOTICE: Pre-Bid Meeting
A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. CST, using the Zoom app, at which place and time all pertinent information will be shared. This pre-bid call is not mandatory, however, it is highly encouraged. We will discuss the submittal changes, as outlined below, as well as e-bidding registration details and instructions. The Zoom meeting call-in information will be included in a future addendum posted to this solicitation.
After the submission deadline, a recording of the solicitation opening is available upon request.
*Updated BEP Utilization Information*
A list of University-supplied NIGP commodity codes has been 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: https://cms.diversitycompliance.com.
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 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.