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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Northern Illinois University
QBS #112201JPB

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): architectural qualifications (QBS)

Award Info
Published Friday June 21, 2002
 
Awarded to:
Consultant:  BLDD Architects, Chicago, IL,
Amount:  $245,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 24
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Wednesday November 7, 2001
Project Description
NIU is accepting submittals of qualifications by architectural teams for program analysis, preliminary design, estimations and preparation of plans and specifications for bidding. Within the scope of work is the renovation of the Chick Evans Field House for conversion from intercollegiate athletics to use by the Office of Campus Recreation. The project will require assessment of existing conditions, estimation of anticipated construction costs, presentation of alternative program solutions, preparation of construction documents and on-site observation during construction. No price information is required for this submittal as this is only for qualification.

The desired construction completion is before Fall 2003.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:30 PM, Monday November 26, 2001:
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

NIU is accepting submittals of qualifications by architectural teams for program analysis, preliminary design, estimations and preparation of plans and specifications for bidding. Within the scope of work is the renovation of the Chick Evans Field House for conversion from intercollegiate athletics to use by the Office of Campus Recreation. The project will require assessment of existing conditions, estimation of anticipated construction costs, presentation of alternative program solutions, preparation of construction documents and on-site observation during construction. No price information is required for this submittal as this is only for qualification.

The desired construction completion is before Fall 2003.

Submittal requirements

  • Include resumes of key project personnel to be assigned
  • Evidence of prequalification with the Capital Development Board (CDB)
  • References
  • Descriptions of similar, previously completed projects, and information regarding current workload and availability
Use of the CDB Standard Form 255 is required for submittal of qualifications. However, the project will be administered by NIU, not CDB. A selection committee has been established by the University to review those firms which indicate interest in this project. This committee will evaluate all submittals and recommend a preferred firm based on the following, weighted evaluation criteria:
  • 50% - Successful completion of similar athletic facilities 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: November 26, 2001, 4:30 p.m.

Submittal of Qualifications
Send 5 copies of your firm''s qualifications to:

Mr. James P. Bryant, Director
Architecture and Engineering Services
Northern Illinois University
100 Stadium Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: 815-753-0400

(Submitted by Kathe Shinham, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Bob Caswell
Phone: (815) 753-6106
E-Mail: rcaswell@niu.edu
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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