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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #QBS00-0000-1009
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Prof Engr Svs Elevator Modernization/Maintenance
Award InfoPublished Thursday April 1, 2010
Awarded to:
Consultant: Studio 222 Architects, Chicago, IL
Amount: An estimated $50,000
Terms:  One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, October 19, 2009
Project Description
Northeastern Illinois University, in accordance with Public Act 87-673, is seeking architectural and engineering firms interested in providing Professional Engineering Services for Elevator Modernization and Maintenance; project No. 00-0000-1009 at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60625.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday November 6, 2009:

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

To include prescriptive and performance improvements for existing elevators and lift equipment at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave, and 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. Services include condition inspection, load evaluation, code compliance, alternative equipment, cost estimating and recommendations. Services will also include preparation of technical specifications and detailed drawings for public bidding of work, bidding assistance, and construction administration including performing site inspection, and commissioning and providing related documentation.
The Professional 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. There is no guarantee of work to be assigned.
Estimated Project Cost: Projects are generally limited to those with project costs less than $600,000 or professional fees up to $100,000.
Five copies of submittals must be received no later than 2 PM local time, November 6, 2009 in the Northeastern Illinois University Purchasing Department, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699. Any incorrect, incomplete or misleading information 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 QBS may be directed to: Robert McKenney, Northeastern Illinois University, Purchasing Department, telephone 773 442-5305. Technical Questions should be directed to Harry Gupta, telephone 773/442-5242
Requirements and Related Information: Firms must demonstrate their technical and financial capacity along with their previous project history within the last 8 years. Firms meeting the following minimum qualifications will be considered for selection: Licensed to practice as an architect or engineer in the State of Illinois

Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
Able to provide documents in an AutoCAD format
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
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:

Experience with traction and hydraulic elevator equipment
Experience with building remodeling and repair projects
Project team (firm and staff) qualifications
Firm/staff capacity
Experience with institutional clients/projects
Experience with the City of Chicago Building Code
Experience with State of Illinois Procurement Requirements
Proximity to Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University strongly supports the participation of businesses owned by Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities (MAFBE) in the implementation and execution of this project, either on a direct basis or though sub-contracting efforts.

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 5 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.

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