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Public Higher Education Bulletin

 
Northern Illinois University
QBS #SMO072706

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Specialized Engineering Qualifications

This solicitation will not be awarded
Published Tuesday August 1, 2006
 
No responses were received.
First published Tuesday July 11, 2006
Project Description
NIU is requesting submittals for specialized engineering qualifications--radiation safety and special construction/reconstruction projects.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:30 PM, Thursday July 27, 2006:
Thomas Wroblewski, Interim Director
Architectural/Engineering Services
Northern Illinois University
100 Stadium Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115
Northern Illinois University is requesting submittal of qualifications from interested, highly specialized, engineering/architectural firms to provide design engineering services, including all special radiation shielding calculations and design for accelerator facilities, structural, mechanical, plumbing, ventilation, and electrical design, and the final certification of a proposed new Particle Accelerator Research Lab. The university will require the consulting engineer to provide a written certification of the new facility that ensures a safe and effective accelerator lab which will meet or exceed all applicable requirements of a nuclear medical facility, all applicable safety standards, and all building code requirements. The university Radiation Safety Committee and Radiation Safety Officer will be involved with all aspects of this project.
The scope of services will include but may not be limited to:
  • Program analysis
  • Preliminary design with cost estimation and construction feasibility study
  • Geotechnical investigation
  • Structural foundation investigation
  • Electrical service evaluation
  • MEP evaluation
  • HVAC evaluation
  • Final design submittal to and approval by state regulatory agency
  • Preparation of construction plans and specifications for bidding with cost estimation
  • Field observation during the construction
  • Final Certification of the new facility
Project Information
The proposed new lab will be located on the ground floor of existing Faraday West (Physics Building) located on NIU's Main Dekalb Campus. This new lab will be used for research, design, fabrication, testing and maintenance of advanced beam diagnostic tools capable for operation in Ultra-High Vacuum and eXtreme High Vacuum regimes.
Five existing contiguous rooms will be renovated to accommodate this new lab area which will include:
  • Accelerating hall: A shielding vault to adequately reduce radiation exposure rates to within acceptable safe levels outside the laboratory will be required. This vault will contain an RF electron gun and low-energy transport line.
  • Assembly room: Will include a portable class 1000 clean room unit for preparation of beamline components and tools for building and tuning of new beam diagnostic devices.
  • Laser room: A temperature and humidity controlled room with new supporting floor structure for a Class 4 laser installation to be used for both electron beam production and diagnostic purposes.
  • Control Room: Control console for accelerator.
  • Office Space.
For technical questions, contact Thomas Wroblewski 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 Thomas Wroblewski, Architectural & Engineering Services, NIU, and responses must be submitted directly to his office. Procurement Services is handling the advertisement only.
Submittal Requirements
Use of the CDB Standard Form 255 is required for submittal of qualifications including similar projects and references. This project will be administered by NIU, not the CDB. Supplemental information should not be submitted and will not be used in the review of qualifications.
Please ensure the following are included on the SF255:
  • Project team and specific duties on the project
  • Resumes of project team personnel
  • Descriptions of similar, previously completed projects
  • Current references including names and phone numbers
Submit the following additional information separate from the SF255:
  • Evidence of prequalification with the Capital Development Board (CDB)
  • Detailed 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. The committee will evaluate all submittals and recommend the preferred firms based on the following evaluation criteria:
  • Successful completion of similar engineering projects
  • CDB and state university experience
  • Responses of references listed on CDB SF255
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • Submitted 6 copies of their qualifications.
  • Licensed to practice as an architect, landscape architect, or engineer in the State of Illinois.
  • Pre-qualified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board.
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois.
  • Utilize an AutoCAD compatible system to provide documents.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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