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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS091318
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Star Ginger Restaurant Design
Award Info Published Tuesday January 29, 2019
Awarded to:
Consultant: IDG Architects, Inc., Peoria, IL
Amount: An estimated $49,800
Section/Division: _ (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1)
An estimated start date of 2/18/2019 through 12/31/2020
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1

See file:QBS091318_submittal_log for BEP Utilization Summary.

No funds appropriated by the General Assembly will be used for this contract.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Project Description

Illinois State University is seeking professional architectural, interior design and engineering services from firms who have experience in "Star Ginger" restaurant, or similar, restaurant type franchise design.

The Bone Student Center is currently undergoing a $32,900,000 revitalization project.� This revitalization project includes additions to the east and west ends of the concourse at both levels and renovations that encompass new food venues accessed from the concourse on both levels, a new bookstore location accessed from the concourse on the first level, and two new office complexes accessed from the concourse on the second level.

The University is securing a Star Ginger food franchise to be installed in the Bone Student Center.� This franchise design will require full services for food outlet design, layout of equipment for food preparation, and delivery to customers and appropriate customer queueing.� Multiple design reviews will be required.� Star Ginger will, upon final store design, provide information for specific branding to be incorporated into the "build out" design.

The selected A/E firm shall be responsible for design and refinement of:

  1. Store layout in the identified space on the 2nd floor of Bone Student Center
  2. Selection of kitchen equipment (non-brand specific list available from Star Ginger)
  3. Design and equipment selection of serving station(s) and point of sale location(s).
  4. Selection and design of finishes.
  5. Design of customer queuing pattern.
  6. Implementation of Star Ginger branding into design.

A/E 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.� It is planned for work to begin in the spring/summer of 2019 to coincide with the completion of the revitalization project in the spring of 2020.� The construction should be sequenced to allow the building and its operations to remain open.

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 2:00 PM, Thursday September 13, 2018:
At the following address:
Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

For additional information, 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.
  • 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.

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  • QBS091318ad.pdf (806 KB)
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  • QBS091318_submittal_log.pdf (244 KB)