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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Northern Illinois University
QBS #smo92916
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architectural/Engineering Design Services
Award Info Published Monday April 3, 2017
Awarded to:
Consultant: Dewberry Architects Inc., Elgin, IL
Amount: An estimated $5,550,000
An estimated start date of 4/10/2017 through 12/31/2022
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 9
Phase 1 - $2,030,000
Up to three additional phases are possible - estimated at approximately $3,520,000
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Nicole Krneta Rogers.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Monday, September 12, 2016
Project Description
Northern Illinois University is seeking qualified architectural engineering design and planning firms to provide professional design and planning services for the Renovation of Holmes Student Center located at Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road on the Main Campus in DeKalb, Illinois. This project will integrate seamlessly with the recently completed Long Range Plan for Redevelopment, which included Facilities Programming, Concept Alternatives and Conceptual Design for renovation and adaptive re-use of the 300,000 square foot Student Center. The completed plan provides the framework for four phases of renovation work. The University is requesting full architectural engineering services which include: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding and Contract Award, Construction Phase Services and Project Closeout. The University at its discretion may retain the selected consultant for one or more phases of renovation within Holmes Student Center.

This project will be administered by Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday September 29, 2016:

Thomas L. Wroblewski, Director
Architectural / Engineering Services
Northern Illinois University
180 West Stadium Drive
DeKalb, IL 60115

The selected architect/engineer must work within all existing and established University project requirements and protocol including digital imaging, electronic specifications, and AutoCad/BIM compatible computer aided drawing system.

Pre-Submittal Site Visit: An optional pre-submittal site visit will be available Wednesday, September 21, at the Holmes Student Center. This will provide interested firms an opportunity to briefly tour the building. The tour will be limited to approximately 35-40 minutes.

For specific pre-submittal site visit information, submittal requirements and additional information refer to the attached file.
State Purchasing Officer - Pamela Amoako
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered:
  • 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.
  • There is a BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • FinalCharretteReport25Feb2014.pdf (2 MB)
  • HSCLongRangePlanInformation.pdf (25 MB)
  • QBS_SMO92916.docx (47 KB)
  • smo92916Addendum1_5pages.pdf (599 KB)