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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northeastern Illinois University
QBS #R42742

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Asbestos Abatement

Award Info
Published Thursday November 11, 2004
Awarded to:
Consultant:  LCM Architects
Amount:  $35,760
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday May 27, 2004
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 10:00 AM, Tuesday June 15, 2004:
Purchasing Department
Building C, 4th Floor
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699

for Center for Inner City Studies Asbestos Abatement & Floor Tile Replacement.

Northeastern Illinois University, in accordance with Public Act 87-673, is seeking professional architectural and engineering firms interested in providing services for the Center For Inner City Studies Floor Tile Abatement & Replacement at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 60625.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project will remove all asbestos floor tile and replace them with vinyl composition tile (VCT) and carpet at the Center for Inner City Studies (CICS) Building located at 700 E. Oakwood Boulevard on the south side of Chicago. The building is six stories with a total of 65,000 GSF, originally constructed in 1904 and later completely remodeled in the early 1970's. The CICS Building houses classrooms, offices, and various academic support and assembly functions. All floor tile is to be removed and replaced with new VCT tile or carpet & base, along with all repairs as may be required to the various substrates to provide a durable installation. Execution of the work will be arranged in phases that are to be scheduled around the programmed activities and ventilation system, to minimize disruption to the occupants.

SERVICES: The scope of professional services consists of Program Analysis, Design, Bid Document Preparation, Bidding Assistance, and Construction Administration. Related Commissioning services are to be provided during the appropriate phases. It is the intent to award contracts on an incremental basis by phase or phases.

ESTIMATED PROJECT COST: The current estimate for project construction is $350,000 excluding architectural and engineering services. This total is projected, in many cases, on assumptions regarding substrate repairs that likely will change as a result of Program Analysis and the Design Phase.

DEADLINE: Four copies of submittals must be received no later than 10:00 AM local time, Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in the Northeastern Illinois University Purchasing Department, Bernard Office Building, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4699. All information received must be submitted on the CDB Standard Form 255 current edition (1July99), additional pages are not necessary. See CDB web page at (Forms and Publications). 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. General questions regarding this RFI may be directed to: Robert Filipp, Northeastern Illinois University, Purchasing Department, telephone 773 442-5308. Technical questions regarding the work may be directed to Jim Fleming, Northeastern Illinois, Facilities Management, telephone 773-442-5230.

REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED INFORMATION: 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. Firms and their consultants must have significant experience with asbestos abatement and replacement of architectural finishes, preferably in larger complex buildings, within the last six years. Firms must also have experience with University facilities and execution of phased abatement and reconstruction in an occupied building. Selection of design firms is based on the firm's professional qualifications and experience, and the expertise of key personnel to be assigned to the project. Consideration is also given to ability to complete the work in the time required, the firm's existing workload, extent of work that must be subcontracted, the proposed method of accomplishing the project objectives and past performance. 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.

(Submitted by David Jonaitis, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Robert Filipp
Phone: (773) 442-5308
FAX: (773) 442-5314
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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