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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #QBS122018
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Watterson Towers Elevator Design
This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Friday December 21, 2018
No responsive submittals were received for this solicitation. Any new solicitation for elevator design will be published to this bulletin.
This notice has been modified
Published Tuesday December 18, 2018
A reminder of state requirements as been posted as file:

First published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Project Description

Illinois State University is seeking statement of qualifications from elevator consultant firms interested in providing on-site review and evaluation, along with planning and design services for upgrades and improvements to the eight elevators in the 28 story Watterson Towers high-rise residence hall occupied by approximately 2,000 residents on the main campus. �Firms should be familiar with elevator equipment usage demands for high-rise buildings in a university housing environment as well as the wide range of hoist-way conditions found in the temperate climate of central Illinois. The range of services to be provided include assessment of existing conditions, recommendations for remedial work, design, construction specifications and documents including warranty phase requirements, and estimated costs for completion of required project work.

At a minimum, upgrades and improvements will include replacing non-proprietary open market controls and wiring as required, with recommendations to be provided for replacement of roller guides, door operators, hallway doors and machines where required based on long-term dependability needs.

This work is currently planned to be completed in two phases, during the summers of 2019 and 2020. �

Elevator consultant firms interested in submitting their professional qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge and experience with elevator control and elevator equipment upgrade projects in high rise higher education residential facilities of this nature.� No project costs have been established for this project at this time.� The elevator consultant will be responsible for including necessary engineers and any other support consultants to develop a complete project design and budget as their design progresses.

Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday December 20, 2018:

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�Wednesday, December 12, 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: QBS122018_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.
  • 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
  • QBS122018ad.pdf (806 KB)
Other Public Documents
  • QBS122018_BEP_List.xlsx (25 KB)
  • QBS122018_BEP_Utilization.pdf (162 KB)
  • QBS122018_Form_A.docx (102 KB)
  • QBS122018_Form_B.docx (43 KB)
  • QBS122018_LOI.pdf (115 KB)
  • QBS122018_WattersonTowersElevatorDesign_StateRequirementsReminder.pdf (94 KB)