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Northeastern Illinois University
Request for Information: Real Property Lease
Renewal Info
Published Tuesday June 25, 2013
Renewal entered into with:
Lessor: ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois
Amount: $236,700
Renewal: 1st of 1, 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014
Pricing Changes: 
3.5% increase
Service/Product Changes: 
Potential Future Renewals: None
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now John Knittle.

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
Award InfoPublished Tuesday May 29, 2012
Awarded to:
Lessor: ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Address of Leased Space: 3119 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL
Size of Leased Space: 22,500 sq. ft.
Amount: $228,600
Terms:   Multi-year transaction
Lease Begin Date: 7/1/2012
Lease End Date: 6/30/2013
Duration: 12 months
1 one-year
Potential Future Renewals: $236,601
Number of unsuccessful, responsive bidders: 3
The University has negotiated an extension of the current lease with ASPIRA and submitted its request for approval from the Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education as permitted by Section 40-15 (b)(5) of the Illinois Procurement Code. The three respondents to this solicitation will not be awarded a leasing contract.

The property has been designated as specialized space per (30 ILCS 500/40-15 (b) (4) of The Illinois Procurement Code. It is an educational facility with shared classroom and support space developed between the University and ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois. ASPIRA, the property owner, is a not-for-profit Latino serving charter high school with whom NEIU partners in a University transition program.

The property currently houses the El Centro campus. El Centro provides educational, career, and cultural opportunities primarily, though not exclusively, to the Latino community. It makes available the general education program of the University to students and also offers courses for the Educational Leadership Program leading to a Masters Degree and Illinois Type 75 Certification for educators working in bilingual schools and programs for teachers with research interests in the Latino community.

The current ten year lease terminates after June 30, 2012. An extension of the current lease is necessary to continue the academic mission of El Centro while a new, permanent El Centro facility is under construction.

The lease duration is of one-year with a renewal option of up to one year in length. The first year rental rate of $10.16 per sq. ft., or $228,600 on an annual basis. A renewal option of up to one year is available at $10.52 per sq. ft. or $236,700 on an annual basis. The lease contains a ninety day termination notice clause.
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 Tuesday July 12, 2011
The proposal due date has been extended to Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm.
This notice has been modified
Published Friday June 10, 2011
The bid opening date has been changed to Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM.
First published Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Responses will be accepted at the address below until 3:00 PM, Wednesday July 20, 2011:

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

The University wishes to lease educational classroom and office space located at a defined northwest City of Chicago area for a period of 5 to 10 years. This property will be used for the NEIU El Centro Educational Center.

El Centro provides educational, career, and cultural opportunities primarily, though not exclusively, to the Latino community. The preferred location for the El Centro campus is a northwest side of Chicago neighborhood with a high percentage of Latino population such as Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Avondale, Hermosa, and Kelvyn Park. Leased property should be located between Irving Park Avenue on the North, Division Street on the South, California Avenue on the East, and Harlem Avenue on the West. The lease location must be within one-half mile of at least one public transportation stop and ten minute access to major expressways. Secured parking for at least 100 cars must be available.

Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation documents. Any proposal must be accompanied by evidence of ownership or authorization to represent ownership. The initial term of the lease shall be for five years, with the option to renew for up to five additional years. The maximum lease term is ten years.

Requests for clarifications and questions will be accepted until 3:00 pm, CST, Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Questions must be directed to Robert Filipp in writing only via E-Mail at Clarifications and answers will be posted via addendum on the Illinois Public Higher Education Procurement Bulletin no later than 3:00 pm, CST, Monday, May 23, 2011.

Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) through its contracting efforts.

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

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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  • ELC2011R.pdf (322 KB)
  • ELC2011R_Appendix_V.pdf (452 KB)