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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
QBS #060904Aww

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Landscape and Design Services

Award Info
Published Friday February 25, 2005
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Robert H. Anderson and Associates, St. Charles, IL
Amount:  An amount to be determined
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 6
An architectural firm has been selected, and the vendor has signed the contract. The State of Illinois has not released funding for this project; therefore, no monetary figures are available at this time.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday June 9, 2004
Project Description
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday June 24, 2004:
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

NIU is accepting submittals of qualifications by firms interested in providing landscape design services together with associated civil engineering services necessary for this project at the DeKalb campus. The project involves the renovation of an under utilized plaza on the Central Campus and will address accessibility as well as required site utilities and improvements including but not limited to:

  • Plaza drainage
  • Site lighting
  • Hardscaping and paving
  • Replacement of plant material
  • Layout of site amenities
For technical questions, contact James Bryant at 815-753-0400. This is a QBS advertisement. Do not call Procurement Services if you have questions regarding this advertisement. This project is being handled by James Bryant, Architectural & Engineering Services, NIU. Procurement Services is handling the advertisement only.

Submittal Requirements
Use of the CDB Standard Form 255 is required for submittal of qualification. The project will be administered by the Capital Development Board. Please include the following:
  • Resumes of key project personnel
  • Evidence of prequalification with the Capital Development Board (CDB)
  • References
  • Descriptions of similar, previously completed projects
  • Information regarding current workload and availability
A selection committee has been established by the University to review those firms that indicate an interest in this project. A recommendation will be made to the Capital Development Board to execute a professional services contract with the most preferred firm selected by the committee. The committee will evaluate all submittals and recommend a preferred firm based on the following, weighted, evaluation criteria:
  • 50% Successful completion of similar projects
  • 20% CDB and state university experience
  • 20% Responses of references listed on CDB SF255
  • 10% Minority and Female Business Enterprise involvement
Submittal Due Date: June 24, 2004, 2:00 p.m. local time

Submittal of Qualifications
Send five copies of your firm's qualifications to:

James P. Bryant, Director
Architectural/Engineering Services
Northern Illinois University
100 Stadium Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-0400

(Submitted by Steven D. Cunningham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Bill Welch
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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