Addendum #2 has been posted. See attached file: QBS062520_Add02.pdf with additional file QBS062520_Pre-Bid_Attendance.pdf
Addendum #1 has been posted. See attached file: QBS062520_Add01.pdf
Illinois State University is seeking professional architectural and engineering services from firms who have experience in the forensic assessment and remediation of existing fire separation assemblies and repairs in high rise residence facilities.
Watterson Towers is a 28-story residence hall on campus of Illinois State University. It opened in 1969 and can accommodate up to 2,200 students and residence hall staff. In the preceding fifty years many maintenance and repair projects have been completed involving making penetrations in original fire separation barriers. This project is intended to address the breaches in the existing fire separation barriers, make the building safe and compliant with applicable building codes and all other applicable requirements.
The University has undertaken some preliminary observational review of these installations and concluded that a full assessment of fire assembly barriers and enclosures shall be initiated complete with recommendations for appropriate remediation work on a phased schedule to cause the least disruption to University Housing Services Operations. These repair recommendations will be approved by Illinois State University and include construction documents and construction administration services through successful completion of the project. This assessment shall include:
Mechanical/HVAC equipment shafts.
Telecom/data wiring penetrations.
Electrical device penetrations.
Doorways, access panels in protected pathways.
Any wall/floor/ceiling mounted materials in protected pathways.
A complete set of construction documents and monitoring remediation work for design compliance will be a part of this engagement.
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 completion of this project. It is anticipated this project will be done during summer months over several years.
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, Mechanical (HVAC) Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Electrical 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 Wednesday, June 17, 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.