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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #00-0000-0120

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Remodeling & Renovation of General Univ. Spaces

This notice has been modified
Published Thursday May 7, 2020
Addendum 1 us being issued to provide answers to questions received and to provide the E-bidding public proposal opening information.
First published Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University is seeking firms interested in providing Professional Architectural and Engineering Services for Remodeling and Renovation of General University Spaces Projects on an as needed basis. Selections will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (QBS) (30 ILCS 535/1). There is no guarantee that work will be assigned under this QBS.

The professional Architectural and Engineering services will consist of Program Analysis, Conceptual Design through Construction Administration, and Project Closeout for renovation of existing and remodeling/installation of teaching, student and support spaces which may include general and specialized classrooms and clinics/laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students. Related commissioning services may also be required on larger projects to check out any system/equipment performance before a project is completed and accepted.

Professional services may occasionally be based on already completed programming and conceptual design of the building and/or spaces within the existing buildings. The work may also include computer laboratories, lecture/assembly halls, educational research and professional development spaces, offices, spaces for spontaneous student interaction and meeting in support of student-centered environments and other secondary and support services.

This solicitation includes a 20% Business Enterprise Program (BEP) goal.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 14, 2020:
At the following address:
Electronic Submittals Only
No Physical Responses Accepted
Register from Main Screen Under
E-Bidding Tab
Chicago, IL 0000
via Electronic Bidding

All questions or requests for clarification regarding this solicitation, including specifications must be in written form and submitted to the Solicitation Contact no later than 4:00 p.m. CT on Monday, May 4, 2020.

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Victoria Santiago
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chiago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 442-5301
FAX: (773) 442-5314
Chief Procurement Officer - Ben Bagby
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • 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 20 percent 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
  • 00-0000-0120RemodelingandRenovationofGeneralUniversitySpaces-E-Bidding.pdf (748 KB)
  • Addendum1-00-0000-0120RemodelingandRenovationofGeneralUniversitySpaces.pdf (563 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.doc (141 KB)
  • E-BiddingInstructionsforVendors.pdf (989 KB)
  • FormA-E-BiddingHE.docx (78 KB)
  • FormA-HE.docx (100 KB)