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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS101718

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): ISU Athletics Football Practice Facility

Published Thursday January 9, 2020
Consultant: Perkins Eastman Architects
Amendment Amount: -$109,100

The new contract total is $381,500
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award Info Published Wednesday June 12, 2019
Awarded to:
Consultant: Perkins Eastman Architects, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $495,000
Section/Division: Design (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1)
An estimated start date of 7/1/2019 through 12/30/2022
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
See file: QBS101718_submittal_log for a summary of BEP Utilization plans submitted by the candidates.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday October 15, 2018
A reminder of state requirements has been posted as file:


First published Friday, September 28, 2018
Project Description
Illinois State University is seeking professional architectural and engineering services from firms who are experienced in the design and construction of tensioned fabric, steel framed structures.

The Athletic department at Illinois State University is intending to provide an indoor practice facility for the Redbird football team. While primarily for football practices, it will also serve baseball, softball and golf by providing select pieces of equipment to accommodate those sports. The facility will be large enough to accommodate a full 100 yard field with suitable run-off space. Netting and curtain systems will be designed to segregate the field as needed for offense, defense, and special teams practices. The facility should provide defined areas that can be isolated for a golf driving range and baseball/softball batting practice, and other sports when not in use by the football team.

The building shall have environmental conditioning for year-round use. Currently it is envisioned that locker rooms will be provided elsewhere, however restrooms of suitable sizes will be provided. Storage, as determined during design, will also be part of the complex. Site work and utility extensions will be a part of the construction.

The University has identified three qualified manufacturers that can provide a tensioned fabric, steel framed practice facility (Legacy Building Systems, Rubb Sports Facilities, and Vertical Buildings). The facility will be designed to allow for each of these manufacturers to be able to submit a competitive bid for this facility.

Architecture, Interior Design 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.

As a project funded by the University, the following are required:
? Complete A/E 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) during the entire design process


A voluntary pre-submission conference call will take place October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM local time. Additional details are available on page 5 ("Notice") of the solicitation document.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday October 17, 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 instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, 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.
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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Specification Documents
  • QBS101718ad.pdf (378 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • QBS101718_COJ-01_PerkinsEastman.pdf (1 MB)
  • QBS101718_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (264 KB)
Public Opening Documents
  • QBS101718_Submittal_Log.pdf (244 KB)