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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #00-0000-1111
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Child Care Center and El Centro Facility
Award InfoPublished Tuesday February 14, 2012
Awarded to:
Consultant: Moreno Architects, Ltd., Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $794,000
An estimated start date of 2/15/2012 through 12/31/2013
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 35
This award is issued to contract for architectural services related to the construction of the El Centro facility.
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 Friday December 2, 2011
Amendment 1 is issued to correct a typo on the second page of the specification document.
First published Thursday, December 1, 2011
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University hereby requests letters of interest and statements of qualification from Architects/Engineers to provide professional services for the following University projects:

Project One, Child Care Center

The University seeks an architectural firm to provide services of construction documentation and project manuals for a new Child Care Center on the grounds of Northeastern Illinois University. This project is not currently funded but dependent on successfully securing a grant which was submitted for consideration in November with awards expected no earlier than January 1, 2012. The grant requires the project to be shovel ready within 120 days of grant award.

Project Two, El Centro Facility

The University seeks an architectural firm to provide services of construction documentation and project manuals for an envisioned three story structure on a site that is currently under consideration by NEIU. This project will be funded through University debt and potential of tax increment financing. This project will not be administered by the Capital Development Board.

The available PDF attachment contains detailed information, as well as required documents that must be submitted with letters of interest.

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. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or though sub-contracting efforts.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Friday December 16, 2011:

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

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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Specification Documents
  • 00-0000-1111.pdf (964 KB)
  • 00-0000-1111amend1.pdf (966 KB)