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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Northern Illinois University
QBS #61801RLC

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architectural Services

Award Info
Published Wednesday January 23, 2002
 
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Legat Architects, Chicago, IL
Amount:  An amount to be negotiated
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 7
Comments:
The selection of a vendor was made after interviews with several respondents. The decision was based on presentation, references, experience of firm and key individuals to be assigned to the project, and the ability to meet the University's requirements.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday May 31, 2001
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 12:00 PM, Monday June 18, 2001:
Lowden Hall, Room 107
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2870

The Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University hereby requests sealed bids for construction work on the architectural services involving renovations to the theater department's facilities project.

This is a QBS request for submittals of qualifications by architects for program analysis, preliminary design, estimation and preparation of plans, and specifications for bidding. Within the scope of the work is expansion and deepening of the orchestra pit, replacing portable pit filler platforms, and providing a new trap room area under the existing stage. The project will require assessment of as-built conditions, estimation of anticipated construction costs, presentation of alternative program solutions, preparation of construction documents, and on-site observation during construction. The desired construction completion is before Fall 2002.

Respondents must supply resumes of key personnel, evidence of prequalification with the Capital Development Board (CDB), references, description of similar, previously-completed projects, and information regarding current workload and availability. The use of CDB Standard Form 255 is required for submittal of qualifications. The project will be administered by NIU, not CDB. A Northern Illinois University selection committee will review and evaluate all submittals, recommending a preferred firm based on the following weighted evaluation criteria:

  • 50% Successful completion of similar theatre/stage modification projects
  • 20% CDB and State university experience
  • 20% Responses of references listed on CDB SF255
  • 10% Minority and Female Business Enterprise involvement
Submittals of Qualifications
Send five (5) copies of your firm's qualifications to:
James P. Bryant, Director
Architectural/Engineering Services
Northern Illinois University
100 Stadium Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815/753-0400

Bids will be received up to the hour of 12:00 PM local time, on Monday, June 18, 2001. Immediately after closing time for receiving bids, they will be opened publicly and read.

(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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