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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #QBS-00-0000-0306

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architectural Engineer

Award Info
Published Monday March 19, 2007
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Inspec, Chicago, IL
Amount:  An estimated $100,000
Terms:   3/21/07 to 6/30/08
Consultant:  Klein & Hoffman, Chicago, IL
Amount:  An estimated $75,000
Terms:   3/21/07 to 6/30/08
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 14
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday August 15, 2006
Project Description
Professional services shall consist of 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 shall include close-up condition inspections, evaluations, repair alternatives, cost estimating and recommendations. Services shall 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 shall also be provided.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Wednesday September 6, 2006:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
The professional architectural engineering services consultant is to provide professional services on an open-ended basis for one fiscal year (ending on June 30 of this fiscal year) with options to renew for up to three additional fiscal year periods (July 1st through June 30th). 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.
Four copies of submittals must be received no later than 2 PM local time, 6 September 2006 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 (July03), additional pages are not necessary. See CDB web page at (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. Questions regarding this RFI may be directed to: Robert Filipp, Northeastern Illinois University, Purchasing Department, telephone 773 442-5308.
Requirements and Related Infomraiton
Firms and their preferred consultants must be prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) in the required areas of the scope of work. However, this project will not be administered by the Capital Development Board and all contracts will be with Northeastern Illinois University.

Firms meeting the following minimum qualifications will be considered for selection:
  • Must provide professional liability insurance for a minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) with a minimum deductible of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
  • Overall design quality of the projects submitted
  • Proximity to Northeastern Illinois University
  • MAFBE status of the professional services consultant and any consultants
Northeastern Illinois University strongly encourages MBE/FBE firms to apply for selection as the contracting A/E or to seek participation in working as a consultant with another firm.
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Experience with a range of roof and exterior wall maintenance and repair project types and sizes
  • 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
For additional information, contact:
Robert McKenney
Phone: (773) 442-5305
FAX: (773) 442-5314
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 3 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.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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