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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Illinois State University
QBS #qbs050614
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Animal Care Master Planning & Compliance Program
Award Info Published Friday November 21, 2014
Awarded to:
Consultant: BSA Life Structures, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $102,350
Section/Division: . (Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1)
An estimated start date of 12/20/2014 through 12/31/2016
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 1
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Project Description
Illinois State University is seeking statements of qualifications from animal care planning consultants, architects and engineers to provide planning and programming assistance for the University. The purpose is to improve animal care facilities on campus for better teaching and research spaces as well as meeting all of the compliance standards of the regulating agencies.

The University currently conducts research at four facilities: Felmley Hall of Science, Science Laboratory Building, the aviary at Gregory Street Property, and the University Farm at Lexington. Research subjects include large and small animal colonies. As an institution that receives state and federal grants the University is subject to all appropriate applicable regulatory requirements.

The scope of planning work includes, but may not be limited to:

1. Engage an architectural/engineering consulting firm to evaluate the existing University 
   animal research facilities, including:
      a.Functional issues
      b.Operational issues
      c.Infrastructure issues
      d.Location/relationship issues
      e.Compliance issues (USDA, IACUC, PHS, etc.)

2. Evaluate teaching/research pedagogy to establish an ISU base-line
      a.Present best practice models and peer metrics
      b.Make recommendations for change and/or improvements

3. Prepare long-term (5 year) Master Plan recommendations to accommodate future growth
      a.Develop a program
      b.Prepare conceptual plans, drawings, and images based upon the program
      c.Prepare project budget

4. Prepare short-term (1-3 years) implementation recommendations to address immediate 
   needs in accordance with long term recommendations
      a.Present short-term program
      b.Prepare plans, drawings, and images based upon the program
      c.Prepare project budget

Firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge and 
experience with animal care facilities on a university campus.  No project costs have been 
established for this project at this time.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Tuesday May 6, 2014:

Purchasing Office
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790

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) 438-7611
FAX: (309) 438-5555
State Purchasing Officer - Tom Sestak
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 2 copies of their qualifications.
  • 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 no BEP goal for this procurement.
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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