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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Feasibility Study for a Proposed SIUC Power Plant

Award Info
Published Monday June 18, 2007
 
Awarded to:
Consultant:  BRIC Partnership LLC, Belleville, IL
Amount:  $54,500
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 4
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Thursday March 29, 2007
Project Description
SIUC proposes to study the feasibility of building and operating a coal gasification power plant.
Letter Submission
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday April 13, 2007:
Purchasing Department
108 Miles Hall 2nd Floor, MC-6813
1255 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University requests letters of interest from architects/engineers to provide professional services for the proposed construction of a new coal gasification power plant.
The study will address the following topics:
  • Potential end-user demand which in turn will determine plant size and construction costs and provide a comparison of costs associated with the production vs purchase of the utility
  • Prospective location(s)
  • Permits required
  • Site development including infrastructure, access and distribution of end product, extraction of bi-products and availability of raw materials
  • Economic implications for the State of Illinois, the Illinois coal industry, cost savings for end users, and temporary and permanent employment
The report will provide the foundation for a follow-up detailed engineering design package, a power distribution plan, and will identify critical environmental and site preparation steps. The report will identify all significant technological and regulatory barriers to the project.
The following project related criteria will be used to evaluate the firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Prior experience with similar projects
  • Appropriate staff size and disciplines
  • Prior performance of firm and its consultants with completed projects at Southern Illinois University and with other State higher educational institutions
  • Participation in a minority and female business enterprise program
Letters of Interest should be forwarded to:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Attn: Michael Keith
210 Physical Plant Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-6727
Phone: (618) 453-1343
FAX: (618) 453-6784
For additional information, contact:
Pat Cook
Phone: (618) 453-5751
FAX: (618) 453-6714
E-Mail: pcook@siu.edu
Purchasing Website http://www.siuc.edu/~purchase/
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.
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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