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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #00-0000-0221

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): A/E for Campus Branding, Wayfinding & Signage

This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday May 5, 2021
Addendum #1 is being issued to provide answers to questions received and provide updates to various sections of the solicitation.

Statements of Interest submittals will be publicly opened via Zoom:
Submittal Due Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Meeting ID: 833 5452 6779
Passcode: dmHT5Y
First published Friday, April 9, 2021
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is seeking statements of qualifications from design firms interested in providing services to assess existing interior and exterior branding, wayfinding and signage program and update or develop a new comprehensive program that can be adopted and implemented for all NEIU facilities on the main campus, in Chicago, and any other university facility that may be appropriate. The intended scope of engagement will be to update or develop a new NEIU relevant, hierarchical, coordinated and systematic branding, wayfinding and signage program solution and documentation of developed standards, and subsequent bidding and implementation.

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 Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Thursday May 13, 2021:
At the following address:
Electronic Submittals Only
No Physical Responses Accepted
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E-Bidding Tab
E-bidding, IL 0000
via Electronic Bidding

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 - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - Nicole Krneta Rogers
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 20 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.
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
  • 00-0000-0221CampusBrandingWayfindingandSignageFinal.pdf (419 KB)
  • Addendum100-0000-0221CampusBrandingWayfindingandSignage-Final.pdf (208 KB)
  • BEPUtilizationPlan.pdf (2 MB)
  • FormB-V21-HE.pdf (1 MB)
Other Public Documents
  • E-BiddingVendorInstructions.docx (678 KB)