Addendum #1 has been posted. Please see attached file:
Includes Zoom links for pre-submission meeting and the public opening.
Illinois State University (ISU) is seeking total Project Commissioning consulting services from firms who have experience in higher education building design and construction of this typology. ISU is planning to build up to a 1,200-bed residential hall and 700 seat dining center on ISUs campus in Normal, Illinois. ISU has conducted a preliminary programming exercise for this project. This program information will be shared with the Project Commissioning consultant after selection and engagement for this project.
Project Commissioning firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and expertise with higher education housing and dining facilities of this building typology. The project commissioning agents and any required sub-consultants will be responsible for acting continuously on behalf of ISU as an Owners project commissioning agent from project inception through project close out for this project.
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. We will also be opening this solicitation to accept physical paper submissions from vendors with pending IPG number, or no IPG number.
ISU will continue to maintain and follow all Illinois Procurement Code Regulations and Rules. Any submittals received after the identified due date and time will not be accepted or evaluated.
Either electronic submissions OR paper submissions will be accepted for this solicitation.
IMPORTANT- If electronic submission is preferred, please read the attached E-Bidding instructions for critical information. (E-BiddingVendorInstructions.pdf)
NOTICE - A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CST.
The pre-submission meeting will be virtual using the Zoom app.
The Zoom meeting call in information will be included with an addendum posted with this solicitation.
This bulletin is the only official source of documents for this bid. Clarifications or modifications to drawings or specifications will be posted via addendum. To give questions appropriate consideration and to give bidders time to respond to the resulting clarifications, the University requires that all questions be submitted no later than 4:30pm Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 to Jackie Gunderson at email@example.com.
*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.