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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
QBS #E-13375-0080M

Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Architect/Engineer Selection

Award Info
Published Monday November 15, 2004
Awarded to:
Consultant:  Phillips Swager Associates
Amount:  $1,800,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 21
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday February 27, 2004
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Monday March 15, 2004:
Purchasing Office
108 Miles Hall
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6813

The Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University hereby requests letters of interest from architects/engineers to provide professional services for the following University project:

Project Name: Wall Street/Grand Avenue Apartment Complex
Project Budget: $22,000,000

For additional information regarding this project contact: Jim Siefert at 618-453-8649.

Description of Project:

In the 2004 University Housing Master Plan, and in keeping with the aspirations of Southern at 150: Building Excellence through Commitment, a project has been developed to construct a 147,000 gross square foot complex that would provide apartment-style living quarters for 400 on-campus student residents. The facility would consist of 100 apartment units to house sophomore, juniors, seniors and/or graduate students. Located at the corner of Wall Street and Grand Avenue, the complex would provide ready access to the main campus, the nearby Student Recreation Center, and the new Student Health Service building. Each apartment would be fully furnished and include a living room, bathroom(s), and fully functional kitchen. The gross square footage of each apartment would range from 1000 to 1380 square feet.

Only those firms, which meet the following qualifications, will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as an Architect/Engineer in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB)
The following project-related criteria will be used to evaluate the Consulting firms requesting consideration for selection:
  • Prior firm 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
Consulting firms should submit six copies of their letter of interest, documentation of qualifications, and current CDB Form 255 by 3:30 p.m. on March 15, 2004 addressed to:
Mr. Jim Siefert, P.E.
Southern Illinois University
Plant and Service Operations
210 Physical Plant Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6727

NOTE:Late submissions will NOT be accepted.

For additional information regarding the project contact: Jim Siefert at 618-453-8649.

(Submitted by Cathy Hagler, State Purchasing Officer.)

For additional information, contact:
Kathy Elders
Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

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