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Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #00-0000-0311
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architectural Engineer - Roofs and Exterior Walls
Award InfoPublished Wednesday July 18, 2012
Awarded to:
Consultant: Inspec, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $330,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/20/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $150,000
Consultant: STR Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $135,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/20/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $75,000
Consultant: Probe Consulting Services, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $135,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/20/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $75,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 28
This award corrects and replaces the award posted below on July 17, 2012.
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Lee Saulter.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Tuesday July 17, 2012
Awarded to:
Consultant: Inspec, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $330,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/6/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $150,000
Consultant: STR Partners, LLC, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $135,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/6/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $75,000
Consultant: Probe Consulting Services, Inc., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $135,000
Terms:
An estimated start date of 7/6/2012 through 6/30/2014
Renewals:
3 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $75,000
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 28
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday July 21, 2011
This modification is issued to note that the correct current edition date of the CDB Standard Form 255 is July 2011.
First published Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University, in accordance with Public Act 87-673, is seeking architectural and engineering firms interested in providing Professional Architectural Engineering Services for Roof and Exterior Wall Maintenance and Repair Projects (No. 00-0000-0311).

The professional services will consist of periodic inspection, evaluation, and prescriptive repairs for roofs and exterior walls for over 1 million square feet of buildings located at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave, and 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. Services include close-up condition inspections, evaluations, repair alternatives, cost estimating and recommendations. Services will also include preparation of technical specifications and detailed drawings for complete architectural rehabilitation and construction administration including performing site inspections to allocate repairs and monitor work. Inspection and reporting as required by the City of Chicago will also be required.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday August 15, 2011:

Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

Services: The Professional Architectural Engineering Services consultant is to provide professional services on an open-ended basis for an initial fiscal year through June 30, 2012 with options to renew for up to three additional fiscal year periods. Services shall be performed on an as-needed basis during the contract period. The University may select multiple consultants from this request. There is no guarantee of work to be assigned. Services shall be performed on an as-needed basis during the contract period.

Estimated Project Cost: Projects are generally limited to those with project costs up to $1,000,000 or professional fees up to $100,000. Should the University select multiple consultants from this request, each consultant selected may be limited to an aggregate of $500,000 in fees per fiscal year.

Deadline: Four copies of submittals must be received no later than 2 PM local time, August 15, 2011 in the Northeastern Illinois University Purchasing Department, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699. All information received must be submitted on the CDB Standard Form 255 current edition (July 03), additional pages are not necessary. See CDB web page at www.cdb.state.il.us/ (see Reference Library). Do not use binders. Any incorrect, incomplete or misleading information given on the CDB 255 Form may result in the rejection of a submittal. The number of individuals licensed in Illinois is of significant importance. Submittals by a joint venture will not be considered. There will be no time extensions of the deadline and submittals may not be faxed.

Requirements and Related Information: Firms and their preferred consultants must be pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) in the required areas of the scope of work. Primarily, contracts under this project will be with Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and administered by NEIU. Some contracts may be with the Capital Development Board (CDB) and administered by CDB.

Only firms meeting the following minimum qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an architect or engineer in the State of Illinois
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board, at the time of submittal
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Able to provide documents in an Auto-CAD format
  • Must provide professional liability insurance for a minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) with a maximum deductible of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted


  • The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:

  • Successful experience with a range of roof and exterior wall maintenance and repair project types and sizes
  • Successful experience with the City of Chicago and the City of Chicago Exterior Wall Ordinance
  • Project team (firm and staff) qualifications
  • Firm/staff capacity
  • Experience with institutional clients/projects
  • Experience with State of Illinois Procurement Requirements
  • Proximity to Northeastern Illinois University


  • Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) in the implementation and execution of the contract(s) resulting from this solicitation.

    For technical information, contact:
    Hemant Shah
    Architect, Facilities Management
    Ph: 773-442-5243
    Fax: 773-442-5232
    E-Mail: H-Shah1@neiu.edu

    For additional information, contact:
    Robert Filipp
    Phone: (773) 442-5308
    FAX: (773) 442-5314
    Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
    • Submitted 4 copies of their qualifications.
    • 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.
    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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