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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
RFI #77-0000-0903
Request for Information: Prequalification of General Contractors
First published Friday, February 6, 2004
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday February 23, 2004:

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

for Required Prequalification of General Contractors for Parking Facility.

Project Description
The project consists of the construction of a pre-cast concrete, elevated parking structure of approximately 1,050 parking spaces designed to accomodate parking for students, faculty, and staff and provides an area for a future build-out of office space. Experience with projects of similar size and scope is required.

The general contractor prequalification process requires the prospective bidders submittal of a Prequalification Application. The prequalification deadline is 2:00 pm, prevailing time on Monday, February 23, 2004. Prequalification applications received after the deadline will be returned unopened to the applicant.

Prequalification Notification
After the prequalification deadline, all those general contractor applicants who are determined to be prequalified for the project will be notified. Bid documents will be distributed to only those applicants who are prequalified.

Copies of the prequalification application and site drawings may be obtained by Monday, 09 February, 2004 as follows:

  • Using your web browser or FTP program, navigate to
  • When the site is accessed, a login screen will pop up
  • Enter the username: NEIU Drawings
  • Enter the password: drawings
  • Left click on Log-On
  • Once you have reached the FTP site, two formats of each drawing are available. A set of Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files and plot files (.plt) in 24" x 36" format are located in the respective folder.
  • Older versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and AOL may not have FTP capability. To ensure compatibility please update your browser software.
  • If your Internet browser is unable to connect with the FTP site, we recommend using "cuteFTP" available for free download at http://www.cuteftp/ or FTP Explorer also available for free download at
  • If these methods fail to connect to the site you may send an e-mail to for assistance.
Questions related to construction issues must be sent via e-mail to the Project Manager, Mr. Joseph P. Kish, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, Northeastern Illinois University at

Questions related to procurement issues must be sent via e-mail to Mr. Robert Filipp. Director of Purchasing, Northeastern Illinois University at

(Submitted by David Jonaitis, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314

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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