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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS093014
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Braden Auditorium House Lighting System Design
First published Friday, September 12, 2014
Project Description

Illinois State University is seeking statements of qualifications from engineers to perform design work for replacing/upgrading the house and work lighting systems in Braden Auditorium. This facility can seat 3,500 and is the primary venue on campus for performances and events for the campus and community. The facility opened in 1972.

Work will include the replacement of all house and work fixtures, wiring and control panels. It is expected to be an energy efficient system. It is expected to be a dimmable system. Current fixtures are as high as 80’ above the floor of the auditorium. These fixtures will require access for maintenance. Coordination between the successful candidate and appropriate ISU staff will be required to facilitate work.

The scope of engineered design work includes, but may not be limited to:

1.Engage an A/E firm to design a new lighting system and upgrades to infrastructure.

2.Provide design for the entire auditorium and stage areas.

3.Prepare plans and specifications for said improvements and upgrades.

4.Prepare a phasing plan if necessary.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday September 30, 2014:

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) 438-7611
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 2 copies of their qualifications.
  • 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 no BEP goal for this procurement.
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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