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.
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:
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.