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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS112818
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): CDB - Renovate Mechanical and Plumbing Systems
Award Info Published Tuesday March 5, 2019
Awarded to:
BRiC Partnership
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
Stanley Consultants, _, IL
Amount: $0
Section/Division: _ (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7)
An estimated start date of 11/28/2018 through 11/28/2019
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7
Illinois State University did not award any contracts under this solicitation for design services. The University evaluated candidate firms' qualifications and submitted a recommendation for award to the Capital Development Board. The award and administration of this project is performed by the Capital Development Board as project # 821-010-118 Renovate Mechanical and Plumbing Systems.
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 Wednesday November 21, 2018

Interested firms are reminded that the aspirational goal for this QBS is 20%. An updated, form-fillable version of the BEP Utilization Plan has been attached as file:


A form-fillable version of the Letter of Intent has been attached as file:


A reminder of state requirements has been attached as file:



First published Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Project Description

Illinois State University, assisting the Capital Development Board (CDB) in A/E selection, is seeking statements of qualifications

from architectural and engineering firms interested in providing design and construction administrative services for the renovations to mechanical and plumbing systems in the Center for Visual Arts, Centennial East and Centennial West, which are a part of the Illinois State University Fine Arts Complex. The estimated cost for this total project work is $3,000,000.

The project work scope is contained in several individual College of Fine Arts buildings. Centennial East, constructed in 1958, houses performance spaces for the School of Theater and Dance and the School of Music.  Centennial West, constructed in 1958, houses the School of Art ceramic studio along with classroom and office spaces for the School of Theater and Dance. The Center for Visual Arts, constructed in 1970 houses offices, classrooms, and studios for the School of Art. This proposed project will renovate select mechanical and plumbing systems in all three facilities as described in the solicitation. 

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday November 28, 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


A voluntary pre-submission conference call will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CST

You may attend via telephone by calling into either (888) 822-7517 (USA Toll-Free) or (713) 353-0212 (USA Caller Paid/International Toll).

Use access code 5604312 to join the teleconference.

BEP Vendor Listing

Please see the attached spreadsheet: QBS112818_BEP_List*

*This list represents Illinois State University's outreach efforts for this solicitation only. It is attached here for the convenience of potential bidders, not as an official or comprehensive list of BEP vendors that are capable of meeting the solicitation requirements. For current and official BEP resources go to:


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.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • 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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Specification Documents
  • QBS112818.pdf (815 KB)
  • QBS112818_BEP_Utilization_Plan.pdf (167 KB)
  • QBS112818_CDB_255.pdf (346 KB)
  • QBS112818_Letter_of_Intent.pdf (115 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • QBS112818_BEP_List.xlsx (25 KB)
  • QBS112818_State_Requirements_Reminder.pdf (263 KB)