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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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

Award Info
Published Monday November 15, 2004
Awarded to:
Consultant:  BRiC Partnership
Amount:  $59,212
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 13
This project was awarded by the Capital Development Board (CDB #825-020-144).
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Tuesday January 6, 2004
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Friday January 23, 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: Electrical Feeder Replacement/Upgrade to 12kV
Project Budget: $3,000,000

Description of the Project:
This project will continue to replace electrical feeders and associated equipment in the campus distribution system that is at high risk of failure due to deterioration. Replacement feeders and equipment will be sized to convert the electrical distribution from 5kV to 12kV, which will greatly improve the efficiency of the system and result in significant savings over the long term in the purchase of electricity. This will be a multi-phase project. The first phase will have a total budget of $300,000.

The design and construction budgets are as follows:

  • Design Budget: $30,000
  • Construction Budget: $270,000
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 (6) copies of their letter of interest, documentation of qualifications, and current CDB Form 255, by January 26, 2004 addressed to:
Southern Illinois University
ATTN: Jim Siefert, P.E.
Plant and Service Operations
210 Physical Plant Drive
Carbondale, IL 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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