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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
QBS #10704wwb

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Engineering Qualifications

Award Info
Published Friday August 20, 2004
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
Amount:  $95,900 (CDB)
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 11
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday December 10, 2003
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:30 PM, Wednesday January 7, 2004:
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

NIU is accepting submittals of qualifications by engineers for program analysis, preliminary design, estimation and preparation of plans and specifications for bidding. Within the scope of work is replacement of aging electrical switch gear equipment in various buildings on NIU's DeKalb Campus. The project will require assessment of existing conditions, expert knowledge of high voltage electrical distribution systems and recommendations for repair and/or replacement methodologies. Selected firm must provide:

  • Estimate of anticipated construction costs
  • Alternative program solutions
  • Construction documents for bidding
  • On-site observation during construction
The desired construction completion is before winter 2004.

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.
  • 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 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. This committee will evaluate all submittals and recommend a preferred firm based on the following, weighted, evaluation criteria:
  • 50% Successful completion of similar electrical distribution projects
  • 20% CDB or State University experience
  • 20% Responses of references listed on CDB SF255
  • 10% Minority and Female Business Enterprise involvement
Submittal Due Date: January 7, 2004, 4:30 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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