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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #65-0000-0613
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Construction Testing and Inspection Services
Award InfoPublished Friday September 6, 2013
Awarded to:
Consultant: ECS Midwest, LLC, Buffalo Grove, IL
Amount: $43,553
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 0
Testing services to commence when required and continue throughout the construction schedule to final completion.

MAFBE Goal Successful Bidder: ECS Midwest, LLC - 10% MAFBE
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Project Description
The Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University requests letters of interest and statements of qualification from testing and inspection firms to perform such services and submit reports related to the construction of the university El Centro Campus.

Testing services are scheduled to commence on August 14, 2013 and have a 10 month construction schedule to final completion.

Plans and Specifications can be downloaded from this link:

MAFBE Contracting Goals

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) and has established a goal that 20% of its contracts be awarded to Business Enterprise Program (BEP)/MAFBE owned businesses. The University desires participation either on a direct basis or through sub-contracting efforts.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Tuesday July 9, 2013:

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
State Purchasing Officer - Lee Saulter
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.
  • There is a 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
  • 65-0000-0613.pdf (225 KB)