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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:  FGM
Amount:  An estimated $1,000,000
Terms:   One-time transaction
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 21
This project was awarded by the Capital Development Board (CDB #825-020-143).
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: Transportation Education Center
Project Budget: $39,029,800 (Estimated)

Description of the Project:
The Transportation Education Center (TEC) is a student-oriented educational facility to be built at Southern Illinois Airport to serve SIU's Applied Transportation Degree programs. This facility will bring together automotive and aviation degree programs, students and faculty in one location, resulting in an efficient use of resources by providing a new facility that serves several functions including: classrooms, library/reference rooms, labs, student lounges and a computer center. The TEC facility will consist of a main building serving the Automotive Technology, Aviation Flight, Aviation Management and Aviation Technologies programs, and annexes.

The primary goal of this project is to provide a consolidated facility for students in the most comprehensive Applied Transportation degree programs in the state of Illinois.

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 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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